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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Fire Hydrant Flushing Program

Fire Hydrant Flushing

The City of Rock Island’s Public Works Department will begin the Fire Hydrant Flushing Program on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at 12:00 AM (midnight).  Crews will be flushing fire hydrants on first and third shifts until completed.

The purpose of this program is to help maintain water quality standards and the fire protection system. 

Citizens may experience brief periods of discolored water or low pressure which is normal during flushing operations.  Due to flushing there is potential for sediment containing lead to be present in the water supply.  Generally this will clear up and be mitigated by running some water from a cold water tap for a few minutes.

For additional information about the Fire Hydrant Flushing Program please visit the City’s website at or contact the Public Works Department at 732-2200.

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