200 S. Hough Street  Barrington, IL 60010 | (847) 304-3400

Hydrant Flushing Program

As part or our overall maintenance of the water supply system, the Village performs annual hydrant flushing.  Hydrant flushing removes a considerable amount of the loose mineral contents and settled solids that accumulate in the water system. During hydrant flushing, the water system becomes stirred up until flushing is complete. 

Hydrant flushing operations generally take a little over two weeks to complete, and the operation is conducted during the day, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m, weather permitting. Customers may experience discolored water during flushing operations.  Though the water may be discolored, it is safe to drink. However, until the water runs clear, it is advisable to avoid washing clothes, especially white fabrics. 

The Village is broken up into seven hydrant flushing areas.  Although your residence may fall outside of an area being flushed, you may experience some discoloration of water for a short period, if you are adjacent to an area being flushed. 

Public Works Department

300 North Raymond Avenue
Barrington, Illinois 60010

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm

(847) 381-7903

(847) 590-3491 (after hours emergency)