The Water Division regularly exercises and maintains approximately
hydrants in the City of Zion.
All fire hydrants are flushed on a yearly basis. Hydrants
are flushed to help
improve water quality. For example,
flushing helps maintain good chlorine residual throughout
the system, as well as helps reduce scale from the water
Flushing every hydrant on a yearly basis is also
a great preventative maintenance.
It allows the opportunity
to inspect each hydrant and make sure they are in good
Hydrant flushing is done in the fall. The schedule is published
in the paper. Please be advised not to do any washing on
the day of hydrant flushing. It is also recommended that
you not wash until 4:00 P.M. the following day of flushing
hydrants in your area.
It is unlawful for any person not authorized by the superintendent
of water and sewer to tamper with, alter or injure any
part of the city waterworks or supply
system or any meter.
It is unlawful for any person not authorized to use water
from city fire hydrants. Persons receiving permission to
utilize a hydrant from the Department of Public
utilize a hydrant meter provided by the City. A deposit
is required to obtain one of these meters. Calling (847)
746-4060 can provide more information.