Low Water Pressure, Chlorine Smell  is to be Expected

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City of Highland
Public Works
September 14, 2020

City of Highland Water Department
City of Highland Water Department will be making a change from chloramines to free chlorine for the next few weeks beginning October 5, 2020. You may notice a chlorine smell in the water during this temporary change. Hydrant flushing will be done at the same time.

Water and Sewer Maintenance Division
The Water and Sewer Maintenance Division of the Department of Public Works will be flushing fire hydrants in Highland beginning October 5, 2020 and continue for next 2-3 weeks as part of our bi-annual routine water system maintenance. You may experience low water pressure and water discoloration when the hydrants in your area are flushed. Pressures will return to normal after flushing. If the water is discolored, allow fixtures to run for a short while until it clears. If the water does not clear, please call Public Works at 654-6823, and we will send someone to investigate.

IDPH: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Illinois 24/7 Hotline: 1-800-889-3931 or email:  dph.sick@illinois.gov