MENDOTA – The city of Mendota Water Department will begin its annual fire hydrant flushing activities on Monday, Aug. 22. The work will continue approximately 15 days and will be performed between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Mendota Water Department wishes to remind everyone that red or rusty colored water can occur when flushing activities are not in your immediate area. Residents are encouraged to check their water prior to routine household activities such as laundry. If laundry staining does occur, do not dry the affected clothing as this will “set” the stain. Clothing should be kept wet until laundry aids are applied that can remove the staining.
Fire hydrant flushing is an important part of the Mendota Water Department’s maintenance program of the water distribution system. The most important aspect of this program is the assurance of properly operating fire hydrants in the event of an emergency.
Unfortunately during this necessary maintenance procedure, discolored water can occur. Your patience is appreciated and the Water Department apologizes for any inconvenience that may result from flushing activities.
For questions or information, contact the Mendota Water Department at 815-539-6307.