Fire Hydrant Flushing Notification

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Fire Hydrant Flushing

The Village of Winnebago Public Works Department will be flushing and flow testing fire hydrants, beginning next Monday, October 16th, weather permitting. The fire hydrant flushing, and maintenance may take place at all hours.


Flushing the fire hydrant ensures their safe and reliable operation and removes the accumulation of natural deposits in the water mains. Flushing of mains may cause temporary discoloration of the water supplied to your home. This water is safe for drinking and cooking but may stain light colored clothes during washing. Please check your faucets and water fixtures for discoloration before starting your wash.  If light colored clothes become stained, you may purchase a product call “Iron Out.”  This product is available at local hardware stores.  If you notice discoloration in your water, you can clear your system by simply running your water for a couple minutes.  The Village apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the routine flushing of the water system.  Any questions should be directed to the Water Department or the Village Office at 335-2230 or 335-2020.