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Staff Report
4:18 am CDT April 8, 2019

Beginning the week of April 8, Illinois American Water was planning to flush water mains and hydrants in the Alpine Heights service area of Orland Park.

Flushing is scheduled to continue throughout the summer.

Illinois American Water conducts an annual flushing program of its water distribution system to help ensure continued high-quality water service. Flushing the water system entails sending a rapid flow of water through the water mains. As part of the flushing program, fire hydrants are checked and operated to help ensure fire protection in the community.

Illinois American Water said it would place signs in neighborhoods where flushing is occurring, so residents are aware of the system work. While the flushing program is underway, customers may experience a slight drop in water pressure or temporary water discoloration. Customers should refrain from doing laundry during the time of day the flushing program is taking place in or near their neighborhood. If tap water is discolored, it is recommended that several cold-water faucets are allowed to run for a short time until the water runs clear. Using more than one faucet allows the water to clear faster.

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