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Joliet Fire Department Begins Phase III of Hydrant Testing

Post Date:06/27/2019

The Joliet Fire Department will enter the third phase of its annual hydrant testing beginning on Monday July 8, 2019.  The testing program will be conducted Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.  The hydrant testing will continue for approximately six weeks, depending on the weather.

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

 Station #1 (101 E. Clinton St.)

The geographical area bounded by Cleveland St to the North, EJ&E Tracks to the East, I-80 to the South, and the Des Plaines River to the West.

 Station #7 (125 Houbolt Rd.)

The geographical area bounded by Black Rd. to the North, the Infantry Dr. to the East, Channahon Rd. to the South, and I-55 to the West.

 Station #10 (1599 John D. Paige Dr.)

The geographical area bounded by Walker Rd to the North, EJ&E Railroad to the East, Jones Rd to the South, and Arbeiter 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 815-724-4220 or the Joliet Fire Department 815-724-3500.

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