Illinois American Water conducts an annual flushing program of its
water distribution system to help ensure continued high-quality
water service. Flushing the 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
While the flushing program is under way, customers may experience
a temporary drop in water pressure or draw some discolored water for
a short period of time. If this occurs, customers should simply let
the water run briefly, and the situation should clear up on its own.
Anticipated flushing schedule for Illinois American Water's
Oct. 19 -- Between
railroad tracks and Union from Decatur Street to Feldman Drive.
Oct. 22 -- Between
Broadwell Drive and Fourth Street.
Oct. 23 -- Between
Fourth Street and Ninth Street.
Oct. 24 -- Between
Ninth Street and Woodlawn Road.
Oct. 25 -- Between
Woodlawn Road and Feldman Drive.
Oct. 26 -- West of
Lincoln Parkway from Fifth Street to Woodlawn.
Oct. 29 -- West of Lincoln Parkway on
Woodlawn to Interstate 55.
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For additional information, customers can visit
or contact Illinois American Water's customer service center 24
hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-422-2782.
Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE:
AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state,
providing high-quality and reliable water or wastewater services to
more than 1.2 million people. American Water also operates a
customer service center in Alton and a quality-control and research
laboratory in Belleville.
[Text from file received from
Illinois American Water]