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Hydrant Flushing


The Village of Dakota will be flushing fire hydrants April 27 and 28. This helps remove minerals and sediment that build up over time and ensures that all fire hydrants are in good working order.

Please be advised that you may experience a drop in water pressure as well as some discoloration of the water during this process. Generally, this will clear up by running cold water for several minutes.

Although the water is safe to use during this time, there may be a slight discoloration of the water caused by sediment or rust being flushed from the water mains.  If you do experience discoloration in your water service, please don’t be alarmed. Your water will clear up once it is run for a short time. We suggest you run the cold water from the faucet nearest to the water main to flush the service for 10 minutes. 

You may not want to do laundry, possible discoloration in the water can stain light colored clothing.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the Village Hall at (815) 449-2218 or email villageofdakota@outlook.com