City workers will test all fire hydrants in Evanston starting April 15.

Testing will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through May 31.

Each hydrant in the City will be opened and allowed to flow water for a short period. This procedure provides valuable information on the status of the hydrant water system.

Some residents may notice a discoloration in their tap water while the hydrants on their blocks are being tested. Letting the water run for a while should eliminate the discoloration. If the discoloration continues, please contact the Water Department at (847) 866-2942.

For more information on the testing program, contact Fire Captain Gregory Klaiber, (847) 866-5930.

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