Village of Park Forest - Public Works News

Posted on: October 13, 2017

Hydrant flushing begins Oct. 16

Hydrant flushing begins on Oct. 16 and continues through Nov. 16.

Residents should expect a temporary impact to water service in your neighborhood as crews make their way through town. 

Flushing takes place on weekdays at 9 a.m. No flushing will be done on the weekends. Hydrants are flushed to ensure that water does not stagnate in the system. During flushing, your water may become discolored from iron (rust) in the pipes. There are no known health risks associated with consuming discolored water caused from iron (rust) in the pipes, but it is recommended that you refrain from using discolored water until it runs clear. It is also recommended that you not wash clothes when your area is being flushed. If your laundry becomes discolored, keep the items wet and pick-up a free bottle of Red-B-Gone at Village Hall. Flushing signs are placed throughout neighborhoods to alert you of when an area is to be flushed.

Flushing begins in the north part of town and proceeds south.

Track flushing progress by clicking on the hydrant flushing map below or call 708-503-7702 for questions.
View hydrant flushing map
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