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Beginning April 5, 2022, Illinois American Water will begin its annual maintenance of the fire hydrant system in Homer Glen, the Homer service area, work is expected to continue throughout the Summer*. During this period, fire hydrants will be evaluated for functionality, repaired when necessary, and flushed. The process of periodically flushing hydrants is essential in identifying fire hydrants in need of repair and maintaining optimal water quality throughout the potable water distribution system.
Through the discharge of water from the fire hydrant(s), water flow rates are increased to provide a scouring effect that removes mineral deposits that may accumulate in the water main. While the majority of mineral deposits are removed from the hydrant discharge, it is not uncommon for customers to experience a temporary discoloration of water within their residence or dwelling. The removal of these deposits is critical in maintaining water quality.
When fire hydrant flushing is occurring in your area, the following items should be considered:
*Note: Dates and times may fluctuate due to weather conditions. Illinois American Water will place hydrant flushing signs on the streets that they are flushing to notify the customers this is being done in their area.