Joliet Fire Department will be entering the First Phase of its Annual Hydrant Testing

Joliet Fire Department will be entering the First Phase of its Annual Hydrant Testing

The Joliet Fire Department will be entering the first phase of its annual hydrant testing beginning on Monday, May 17th 2021.  The testing program will be conducted Monday through Friday, between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.  The hydrant testing will continue for approximately six (6) weeks, depending on the weather.

During Phase I, testing will take place in the following areas of the City:

Station #3 (450 E. Laraway Rd.)

  • The geographical area bounded by I-80 to the North, Gougar Rd to the East, Manhattan Rd to the South, and S. Vetter Rd to the WestStation #6 (2049 Oneida St.)
  • The geographical area bounded by Theodore St. to the North, the Reed St to the East, I-80 to the South, and Infantry Dr to the WestStation #9 (2300 Michas Dr.)
  • The geographical area bounded by Bazz Dr to the North, Bronk Rd to the East, Black Rd to the South, and County Line Rd to the West

The Fire Department will take precautions to reduce the impact of possible rusty water. The City of Joliet will provide a chemical that removes rust from clothes in a washing machine, however, be cautioned that affected clothes must not be dried until they have been properly run through a rinse cycle with the chemical included.

The chemical will be available at any Fire Station. For those without transportation, call the Water Department (724-4220) or the Joliet Fire Department (724-3500).


Senior editor of the Chicago Morning Star

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