The public works staff performs hydrant flushing throughout the Village in the spring and fall of each year. This procedure clears sediment from the water distribution lines and helps maintain water quality; the hydrants are also checked for maintenance issues. Each neighborhood's specific hydrant flushing schedule is available on the Village's website and social media. At times it is additionally published in the media and in the Village newsletter. Signs will also be posted in the communities to alert residents when flushing occurs in that area.
Residents should refrain from washing laundry when flushing is done in or near their neighborhood, as the temporarily discolored water may cause laundry staining. Instead, on the day of flushing, it is recommended to run the cold water taps until the water runs clear before using the water. This will help clean out any sediment entering the home's water lines.
Flushing takes place during the hours of 7A-6P.
2023 Spring Schedule*
Week of March 20 Areas east of Orchard Rd. to Hill Ave. (includes Parkview Estates) and north of Rt. 30 (Seasons Ridge) up to Ashland Ave.
Week of March 27 Unincorporated Boulder Hill+, South of Rt. 30 to Circle Drive West, and from Rt. 25 to Douglas Rd. within the Village of Montgomery, Lakewood Creek West, Fairfield Way, and Foxmoor.
Week of April 3 Subdivisions west of Orchard Rd. to Big Bend Rd. and from Galena Rd. to Jericho Rd., including Montgomery Crossings, Lakewood Creek, Blackberry Crossing, Blackberry Crossing West, Huntington Chase, Balmorea, Orchard Prairie North, and Saratoga Springs. Additionally, Boulder Hill subdivision flushing will continue.
*Schedules are subject to change and may take longer than planned due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. +The Boulder Hill subdivision will take approximately two weeks to flush thoroughly.
2023 Fall Schedule
Flushing is tentatively planned for the weeks of September 11, 18, 25