Water company to flush, inspect hydrants

DANVILLE — The Vermilion Division of Aqua Illinois water company will begin its annual system-wide hydrant flushing and maintenance program Monday.

All 1,829 fire hydrants will be flushed and inspected to ensure proper operation, a process that should take four weeks.

Aqua's hydrant flushing and inspection program is designed to improve water quality and ensure that fire hydrants will operate correctly when needed. Crews will work each week day at different locations throughout the distribution system until all hydrants are flushed. During the flushing program customers may experience decreased water pressure or temporary discoloration of their water. This is not harmful, Aqua officials said. Discoloration can be eliminated by running cold water for a few minutes until it clears.

Questions regarding this program can be directed to Aqua's Vermilion Division field supervisor, Andy Price, 442-3063, extension 58131.

Aqua Illinois, a subsidiary of Aqua America Inc., serves more than 60,000 residents in Danville, Tilton, at the Danville Correctional Center, the areas of Lake Boulevard and Hooton, Catlin, Westville, Belgium, Indianola, and Philo as well as surrounding unincorporated areas.

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