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Algonquin to begin spring hydrant flushing

ALGONQUIN – The village's utilities division plans to begin its spring hydrant flushing program on Monday.

The exercise ensures proper operation of each hydrant and helps to move fresh water throughout the distribution system, improving overall water quality, according to a village news release.

Weather permitting, the spring 2014 hydrant flushing schedule is as follows:

April 14-18: The entire area east of Route 31. This area also includes the Arrowhead Subdivision, Jefferson Street, Railroad Street and Washington Street. 

April 21-25: The area north of Edgewood Drive, east of Hanson Road, south of Algonquin Road, and west of Route 31. 

April 28 - May 2: The area south of Edgewood Drive and County Line Road, west of Route 31, and east of Randall Road. 

May 5-9: The area east of Randall Road, south of Algonquin Road, west of Hanson Road, and north of County Line Road. This includes Randall Road.

May 12-16: The area west of Square Barn Road to village limits. 

May 19-30: The area east of Square Barn Road, west of Randall Road, and south of Algonquin Road.  

Residents are encouraged to avoid using water while hydrant flushing is taking place as temporary losses of water pressure and water discoloration may be possible, the news release said.

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- Northwest Herald

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