Water System Maintenance

Kennedy HydrantThe Water Division performs year round maintenance to assure that water will reach your home in a trouble-free manner. Sophisticated electronic equipment monitors the water flow at all points in the system and alerts us to any possible malfunctions.

An important part of the water system maintenance program is annual flushing of all fire hydrants in the Village. The flushing not only assures that the hydrant is working correctly, but also helps clean out the water system by removing minerals and sediments which have settled in the pipes.

Our water system is composed of 301.2 miles of water main. Valves are located throughout the system so that in the unlikely event one section has to be shut down to do repair work, only a few homes, instead of the whole Village, will be without water for a short time.