Fire hydrant flushing next week

By on April 27, 2010

The Village and the Elburn Fire Department are scheduled to start flushing fire hydrants next week. The main purpose behind flushing is to exercise the hydrants to make sure they are in good working order.

Public Works crews typically start flushing hydrant on the north end town near the water towers, and work their way outwards.They will post signs in the neighborhoods to alert people of the flushing, which is expected to be finished in one week.

When the hydrants are flushed, some rust may be present in the system, Public Works Superintendent John Nevenhoven said. He urged to let their water run for a few minutes after the hydrant flushing to clear any rust from their service lines.

“Using a faucet or spigot nearest their water meter will help to prevent rust from entering the plumbing system,” Nevenhoven said.