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The Evanston Fire Department has begun its annual citywide testing of the city’s fire hydrants.

Testing will take place weekdays through Friday, Nov.  6, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

During testing, each hydrant in the city will be opened and allowed to flow water for a short period of time. This procedure provides valuable information on the status of the hydrant water system.

Some residents may notice a discoloration in their tap water while hydrants on their blocks are being tested. The discoloration should be short-lived and can be eliminated by flowing tap water.

If discoloration continues, residents are asked to contact the Water Division at 847-448-8198.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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