Joliet announces hydrant flushing

Program begins June 28 in three areas of the city

The Joliet Fire Department will start the second phase of its annual hydrant testing program June 28, city officials announced.

Hydrant testing will be done between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. It will continue for about six weeks depending on weather, city officials said.

Testing areas will be:

• An area bounded on the north by Cleveland St., south by Interstate 80, east by the EJ&E tracks, and west by the Des Plaines River;

• An area bounded on the north by Black Road, south by Channahon Road, east by Infantry Drive and west by Interstate 55;

• An area bounded on the north by Walker Road, south by Jones Road, east by the EJ&E tracks and west by Arbeiter Road.

Precautions will be taken to reduce the possible impact of rusty water, city officials said. Joliet will provide a chemical that can be used to remove rust from clothes when used properly in a washing machine.

The chemical is available at any Joliet fire station. Those who don’t have transportation can call the fire department at 815-724-3500 or call the utilities department at 815-724-4220.