Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Department of Public Works has begun flushing hydrants to help remove built-up rust and sediment from the water system.
The Department of Public Works is currently conducting hydrant flushing, weekdays only, beginning at 9 a.m., thorough May 27.
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 Public Works recommends 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 residents.
Flushing began in the north part of town (near the intersection of Route 30 and Orchard Drive) and proceeds south.
For questions, call 708-503-7702, or view the hydrant flushing map to track the progress of crews and when they might be in your neighborhood.
Again, here’s the link to the hydrant flushing map. Take a look before you do your laundry.