Illinois American Water to flush
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Illinois American Water
will conduct water main flushing in Lincoln beginning Monday, Sept. 23, as
part of regular maintenance. The routine work is being done as part of an
annual water main flushing program that improves customer water service by
flushing or cleaning mineral deposits and sediment from the water mains.
Flushing will be during daytime hours, between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday, and will continue through Oct. 3.
The anticipated flushing schedule for
Illinois American Water's Lincoln District is:
Monday, Sept. 23 -- East of
railroad tracks to Pulaski Street.
Tuesday, Sept. 24 -- East of
railroad tracks from Pulaski Street to Keokuk Street..
Wednesday, Sept. 25 -- East of
railroad tracks from Keokuk Street to Lincolnwood, including all
Thursday, Sept. 26 -- Between
railroad tracks and Union from Decatur Street to Feldman Drive.
Friday, Sept. 27 -- Between
Broadwell Drive and Seventh Street.
Monday, Sept. 30 -- Between
Seventh Street and 16th Street.
Tuesday, Oct. 1 -- Between 16th
Street and Feldman Drive.
Wednesday, Oct. 2 -- West of
Lincoln Parkway from Fifth Street to Woodlawn.
Oct. 3 -- West of Lincoln Parkway on Woodlawn to Interstate 55.
The water main flushing will be
performed by Illinois American Water crews. They will be working out
of white utility trucks labeled with the company logo. All employees
will also have photo ID badges.
No interruptions in water service
will occur as a result of the work. Illinois American Water advises
that when crews are flushing nearby, customers may experience a
slight drop in water pressure or discoloration of their water.
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Illinois American Water does not
foresee incidences of discoloration, but if this does occur, it is
recommended that customers let their cold water run to clear before
using it again, and refrain from doing laundry during that time. If
problems persist, notify Illinois American Water's customer service
center at 1-800-422-2782 (available 24 hours a day).
"The flushing program is designed
not only to maintain a high quality of water in the Lincoln
distribution system, but to inspect and operate fire hydrants to
assure they are in good working order as well," said David Schonauer,
operations superintendent for the Lincoln District.