Hydrant flushing throughout the community will begin April 11, 2016. The purpose of this procedure is to ensure adequate water pressure to the fire hydrants. The Fire Department will also be taking measurements of flow volumes from hydrants during this process. Flushing will occur between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Residents will receive a postcard with the complete hydrant flushing schedule for each subdivision in the next several days. Please note that the dates listed are an anticipated time frame, and various factors may affect daily schedules. Updates during the flushing period will be available at 708-246-1800 x 305 or on the Municipal Service's Page at http://wwws.wsprings.com. Residents wishing to receive an email update are suggested to please sign up for for notifications from the Municipal Services Department under the "Notify Me" section online.
Residents may notice discoloration of the water when the flushing takes place. If you experience discoloration, run the cold water from the fixture located in the lowest level of the house until the water runs clear.
Due to the water mains being "looped or interconnected, there is no control over sediment or discoloration in the water in areas not being directly tested. If you notice discolored water in your area, please refrain from using the water until it runs clear.
For additional questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 708-246-1800 x 200.