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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Fire Hydrant Flushing Program

Fire Hydrant Flushing

The City of Rock Island’s Public Works Department will begin the Fall Fire Hydrant Flushing Program on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 7:30 AM.

The City of Rock Island’s Public Works Department will begin the Fall Fire Hydrant Flushing Program on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 7:30 AM.  Crews will be flushing fire hydrants on first shift until completed. It is anticipated that this will take the entire month of October. 

 

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 rigov.org/water or contact the Public Works Department at 732-2200.

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