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May 29, 2012

RMU Annual Hydrant Flushing

On Wednesday, May 30, 2012, Rochelle Municipal Utilities will begin their annual hydrant-flushing project.  The fire hydrants are opened and allowed to run in an effort to circulate water in the underground water mains.  It will take approximately three weeks to complete the entire system.  RMU Water Division Operators will be flushing the hydrants from Monday through Friday each week from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

RMU reminds water service customers that they may experience some discoloration in the water supply for a short period of time following the work.  We advise customers to open cold water faucets for several minutes until the water becomes clear to insure all of the discoloration has been removed.  Customers are reminded not to launder clothing in water that has been discolored, since the clothing may become stained.

If you have any questions, please contact the RMU Customer Service office at 815-562-4155.