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Village of Park Forest - Public Works News

Posted on: April 14, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Hydrant flushing begins April 20

Hydrant flushing begins on April 20 and will continue through Memorial Day.

Flushing begins at 9 a.m. Hydrants are flushed to remove rust and sediment from the water system. During hydrant flushing, your water may become discolored. There are no known health risks associated with consuming discolored water, but Public Works recommends that you refrain from using discolored water until it runs clear. It is also recommended that you do not wash clothes when your area is being flushed. If your laundry does become discolored, keep the items wet and pick-up a free bottle of Red-B-Gone during regular business hours at Village Hall.

Blue hydrant flushing signs will be placed throughout the neighborhoods to alert you of when an area is to be flushed. Signs will be placed on Friday for work to begin the following Monday. Residents are also encouraged to view a new, interactive map that will provide you with real-time updates of the progress made by the contractor and when your neighborhood will be flushed. To view that interactive map, visit or click on the link at the bottom of this story.

No flushing will take place over the weekends. Flushing will begin in the north part of town -- near the intersection of Route 30 and Orchard Drive -- and proceed south through Memorial Day.

For questions, please call 708-503-7702.

View the hydrant flushing progress map!
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