Geneseo Water Division personnel will begin the water main/hydrant flushing program the morning of Monday, October 5, 2020. Hydrant flushing will occur between 4:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Hydrant flushing is anticipated to last through Saturday, October 10, 2020. Water Division personnel will operate and verify proper operation of all the fire hydrants in the system. Personnel will start flushing on the North side of town by the Iron Removal Plants and work out into the system from the north side of town to the south side.
During this time, customers in the targeted flushing area may notice episodes of decreased water pressure or discoloration of their water. Water discoloration results from temporary disturbances of the normal water flow within our piping network. These short-term changes in flow can stir up naturally occurring minerals and sediment that settles within the water mains. The objective of the water main/hydrant flushing program is to remove these accumulated sediments from our pipes by flushing the water out of the fire hydrants. Most of the time, this will clear up by running water on the cold side for a few minutes. We do not anticipate any problems but recommend that you refrain from doing white laundry while flushing is being done in your area. If you have any questions, please call (309) 944-4243 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Public Works Water Division
City of Geneseo