The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 7, 2014

Aqua to begin annual hydrant flushing program

Staff Report
The Commercial-News

---- — DANVILLE – Aqua Illinois announced it will begin its annual system-wide hydrant flushing/maintenance program Monday.

All 1,893 fire hydrants will be flushed and inspected to ensure proper operation. It is anticipated that it will take four weeks to complete the flushing and inspection of all of the fire hydrants in Aqua’s water system.

Aqua’s hydrant flushing and inspection program is designed to improve water quality and ensure that fire hydrants will operate correctly when needed.

Crews will work each weekday at different locations throughout the distribution system until all hydrants are flushed.

During the flushing program customers may experience decreased water pressure or temporary discoloration of their water; this is not harmful, according to an Aqua Illinois press release. Discoloration can be eliminated by running cold water for a few minutes until it clears.

Questions regarding this program can be directed to Andy Price, Aqua’s Vermilion Division distribution manager, at 442-3063, extension 58131.

Aqua Illinois, a subsidiary of Aqua America, Inc., serves more than 60,000 Vermilion County residents in Danville, Tilton, the Danville Correctional Center, the Lake Boulevard and Hooton areas, Catlin, Westville, Belgium, Indianola and Philo as well as surrounding unincorporated areas.

Aqua Illinois provides water and wastewater service to more than 62,000 homes and businesses in Boone, Champaign, Cook, Dekalb, Kane, Kankakee, Knox, Lake, Ogle, Vermilion, Will and Winnebago counties throughout Illinois.

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