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Posted on: August 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Fire Department To Perform Hydrant Flow Testing

The Geneva Fire Department, in cooperation with the City’s Public Works Department, will be conducting water flow tests on fire hydrants from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 29 to 31. The operations will take place from the Fox River west to Randall Road.

Residents might experience rust in their water during or immediately after the testing. The water is safe to drink, but people are encouraged to let their faucets run for a few minutes if they notice any discoloration.

Residents should refrain from doing laundry until the water is clear. In the event that rusty water discolors clothing, keep the laundry wet and call the Geneva Public Works Department at 630-232-1501 to request a rust-removing solution packet.

The testing provides valuable information on water supplies available for firefighting and where infrastructure upgrades may be needed in the future.

The City appreciates everyone’s patience and apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.  If you have any questions, please contact Fire Marshal Dustin Schultze or Fire Chief Mike Antenore at 630-232-2530.

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