Hydrant Flushing

Fire Hydrant Flushing

The Village of Round Lake Beach Department of Public Works flushes Village fire hydrants during the spring and summer months. During the process some water discoloration may be experienced. If this occurs residents are asked to flush their tap until the water runs clear.

Fire hydrants are flushed for the following reasons:

  • To ensure every fire hydrant is in proper working condition.
  • To exercise and lubricate all moving parts of a fire hydrant.
  • To establish better water quality by flushing out corrosion that may have occurred inside the water main.