Hydrant Flushing Program

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 Project Information 

Important News

 

Project Dates

- Commence Hydrant Flushing Mid-May

- Complete Hydrant Flushing end of August   

Documents

 -2017 HYDRANT FLUSHING STATUS MAP

 

Resident Information Bulletins


 

Contacts

Casey Botterman,

Water/Sewer Superintendent

Mount Prospect Public Works

847/870-5640

publicworksdept@mountprospect.org

INTRODUCTION 
2017 HYDRANT FLUSHING STATUS MAP
In previous years Public Works staff would flush all village-owned hydrants over a four day period in the spring.  While this method was efficient at achieving the desired result of flushing debris and sediment from the system the method did not allow enough time for staff to conduct water quality tests and tests on hydrant performance.  Starting this summer hydrant flushing will transition to a four year cycle that will be conducted during normal working hours over the course of several weeks.  The change will allow for debris and sediment to be flushed from the system, but will also allow enough time for staff to conduct necessary tests to ensure residents are receiving the best quality water.
Public Works staff is currently in the process of flushing and completion is expected in late August .  Village crews will be placing notice signs at the entrance points to the neighborhood being flushed.
After the hydrants in your neighborhood have been flushed please check your tap before using water for cooking, drinking or laundry as some rust stain producing particles may remain.  Stain producing particles remain only briefly in the water, giving water a slightly rusty tinge.  Though the rusty-looking water may be upsetting, the water is safe to drink.  The rusty tinge should disappear within a few minutes if you leave the tap running.  Be careful as these particles may stain your laundry.
Should you have any additional questions concerning the hydrant flushing program please call 847/870-5640 or email.