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updated: 10/11/2013 4:41 PM

Geneva to flush hydrants starting Monday

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Geneva will start flushing fire hydrants Monday, a project that is expected to take four weeks.

Hydrants will be flushed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, starting along Randall Road and proceeding to the western boundary. Crews will then work to the east.

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Signs will be placed in neighborhoods to remind residents of the flushing, which removes rust and corrosion from water mains.

City officials suggest avoiding clothes washing during flushing time, to keep rust stains off clothes. If rusty water does discolor laundry, keep the items wet and call the public works department, (630) 232-1501, to get a packet of rust-removing solution.

Water will be safe to drink.

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