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Dixon hydrant flushing starts Monday

The City of Dixon will start flushing hydrants Monday. For more information, call the water department at 815-288-4557.
The City of Dixon will start flushing hydrants Monday. For more information, call the water department at 815-288-4557.

DIXON – The Dixon Water Department will be flushing hydrants beginning today.

The flushing schedule is as follows:

Monday: South of Rock River and East of Galena Avenue

Tuesday and Wednesday: South of Rock River and West of Galena Avenue

Thursday: North of Rock River and East of Galena Avenue

Friday: North of Rock River and West of Galena Avenue

Customers may notice some rusty water while the hydrants are being flushed, but this should clear after a short time.

For more information, call the water department at 815-288-4557.

State statute requires residents be notified that sediment from flushing could contain lead.

Steps to prevent lead risk include:

• Run your water for a few minutes to flush out lead after periods of non-use, such as first thing in the morning, after work and returning from vacation.

• Always use cold water for drinking, cooking and preparing baby formula. Lead dissolves more easily in hot water and boiling water will not remove lead.

• Periodically remove and clean your faucet aerators.

Risks associated with lead in drinking water is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website at www.epa.gov/lead.

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