CITY OF AURORA: Water Main Flushing Program Begins This Week
City of Aurora issued the following announcement on May 13.
The City of Aurora will begin conducting its annual Water Main Flushing Program this week and continue it through the end of September.
The purpose of the flushing program is to provide better water quality to residents and businesses.
“Flushing water mains removes sediment that may have accumulated in the water main pipes,” said Timothy Weidner of the City’s Engineering Department. “The City of Aurora has used computer modeling of the water system to develop a program that combines unidirectional and conventional flushing methods.”
Each year, the target flushing area rotates across the city.
The 2019 Water Main Flushing Program is bounded by the following streets:
- North of Fifth Ave. and south of the BNSF railroad tracks | E. New York Street from the Fox River east to Eola Road.
- North of US Route 34 and south of E. New York Street from Eola Road east to Route 59.
- South and east of US Route 34 - all areas of the City.
A map of the entire area, including specific schedules for each sub-area, can be viewed https://www.aurora-il.org/955/Water-Main-Flushing-Program. Dates are approximate and subject to change based on factors such as weather
Flushing will occur Monday through Saturday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Signs will be posted in each sub-area.
During the time of flushing in a designated area:
- Do not wash clothes or run a dishwasher during or immediately after flushing takes place nearby. Washing clothes with discolored water can cause laundry stains. If laundry does become stained, do not dry it. A free bottle of liquid polymer laundry aide helps remove stains and is available for free from the City of Aurora by calling 630-256-INFO.
- Stop using water if it is discolored. Wait, then turn on cold water faucets, such as an outside spigot or bathtub, to clear your service line. If necessary, after your service line is clear, run a cycle through the washing machine to clear your laundry water lines. Discolored water poses no threat to your health, but may wish to avoid drinking or cooking with the water.
Original source can be found here.
Source: City of Aurora