The Joliet Fire Department will be entering the first phase of its annual hydrant testing beginning on Monday April 1, 2019. The testing program will be conducted Monday through Friday, between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. The hydrant testing will continue for approximately six (6) weeks, depending on the weather.
During Phase I, testing will take place in the following areas of the City:
Station #4 (868 Draper Ave.)
Station #5 (661 Mason Ave.)
Station #8 (2293 Essington Rd.)
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 (724-4220) or the Joliet Fire Department (724-3500).