Hydrant Flushing


Fire hydrant flushing is performed to remove any sediment or stagnant water from the distribution system and to test fire hydrant operation. These steps are taken to improve the overall water quality within the distribution system and to ensure the delivery of the highest quality of water possible. As in the past, the water may become temporarily discolored and residents should avoid washing clothes between the hours of 10:00 pm and 8:00 am while flushing is in progress in your area. The following schedule will give the approximate day they will be in your area.


Hydrant flushing occurs twice a year, in the spring and in the fall.  This season's hydrant flushing schedule is now available for viewing. 

Additional Information

Questions regarding the hydrant flushing can also be referred to the Water Department at (309) 454-9563.

Hydrant Flushing Map

A map of the fall flushing 2021 schedule