The Joliet Fire Department will be entering the second phase of its annual hydrant testing beginning on Monday May 27, 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 II, 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 West

Station #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 West

Station #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 at 724-4220 or the Joliet Fire Department 724-3500.