Woodridge Public Works to Begin Hydrant Exercising Program

The Village of Woodridge Public Works Department will conduct the annual fire hydrant exercise and inspection program. These activities will take approximately eight weeks to complete, weather permitting.


The Village exercises all of its hydrants regularly to remove any accumulation of sediment and other deposits that exist in the water main to improve the quality of water for the customers. During this time, the Public Works Department will also inspect all fire hydrants to ensure they are functioning properly. As a result, residents may temporarily experience some discolored water. If this should occur, simply remove and clean any aerators. Then run the cold water for at least 5 minutes or until the line clears. 


The Village will post signs in the immediate area of flushing at least one day before these events. As a reminder, State Law prohibits parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant. 


The Village is dedicated to providing water that is clean and safe to use. Educational material regarding water quality, including the water quality report, lead in drinking water facts, and water conservation, is available on the Village of Woodridge’s Public Works page at https://www.woodridgeil.gov/my_government/public_works/water/index.php#.


If you have any further questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 630-719-4753.