Lake County hydrant flushing begins Sept. 23
Lake County Public Works will conduct its semiannual water hydrant flushing program beginning Sept. 23, depending on weather conditions.
Hydrant flushing will be performed daily, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, and will continue until all water mains throughout the system have been flushed. The expected completion date is Oct. 25.
After hydrant flushing, you may notice a slight discoloration of the water. Residents are urged not to do laundry during periods of flushing in your area to avoid staining of clothing, which may occur due to the disturbance in the water main. This is not harmful and will dissipate after a short time. It is recommended to run cold water for several minutes to clear your pipes.
Signs will be posted in each area before the start of hydrant flushing. Please visit the Lake County Public Works website, www.lakecountyil.gov/180/Public-Works, for the complete hydrant flushing schedule or call (847) 377-7500.