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.