As a regular maintenance practice, the Village of Algonquin Utilities Division flushes all fire hydrants throughout the Village twice a year.
This exercise not only ensures proper operation of each hydrant but helps to move fresh water throughout the distribution system, improving overall water quality. Weather permitting, the fall 2012 hydrant flushing schedule is as follows:
September 17 - September 23: The entire area east of Main Street (IL Route 31). This area also includes the Arrowhead Subdivision, Jefferson Street, Railroad Street, and Washington Street.
September 24 - September 30: The area north of Edgewood Drive, east of Hanson Road, south of Algonquin Road, and west of Main Street (IL Route 31).
October 1 - October 7: The area south of Edgewood Drive and County Line Road, west of Main Street (IL Route 31), and east of Randall Road.
October 8 - October 14: The area east of Randall Road, south of Algonquin Road, west of Hanson Road, and north of County Line Road. This includes Randall Road.
October 15 - October 21: The area west of Square Barn Road to Village limits.
October 22 - November 2: The area east of Square Barn Road, west of Randall Road, and south of Algonquin Road.
Residents are encouraged to avoid using water while hydrant flushing is taking place as temporary losses of water pressure and water discoloration may be possible.
For additional information, please visit the Algonquin Public Works Department online at www.algonquin.org/publicworks.
Source: Village of Algonquin press release