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Hydrant flushing planned in St. Charles

ST. CHARLES – The city of St. Charles will begin its fall hydrant flushing Monday, according to a city news release.

The schedule is as follows:

• Monday to Oct. 4 – West of the Fox River south of the Timbers subdivision to Gray Street and west to North/South 16th Street.

• Oct. 7 to 10 – East of the Fox River south of Iroquois Avenue to Division Street and east to North/South 14th Avenue.

For approximate hydrant flushing dates in your neighborhood, visit the “My Neighborhood Info” page of the city’s website, www.stcharlesil.gov, under “Residents.” Enter your address and then click on the “City Services” tab.

Signs will be posted in specific areas about the flushing.

Water is safe to use and consume during hydrant flushing, but residents might experience rusty colored water temporarily. The city offers these tips:

• It is best to limit your water use, if possible.

• If you experience rusty water, wait until flushing has subsided, then turn on the cold water tap until the water runs clear.

• Remember rust colored water is safe, but it might stain laundry. If this happens, keep clothes wet and treat them with stain remover.

St. Charles offers a stain removal product at no cost to residents. The product is available at Public Works, 1405 S. Seventh Ave.; the City Hall reception desk, 2 E. Main St.; and the St. Charles Police Department, 211 N. Riverside Ave.

Call the Public Works Department at 630-377-4405 for information.

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