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 hydrant flushing schedule is available on the Village's website and social media. At times it is additionally published in the media and 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.