The City's hydrant flushing program is conducted annually to ensure that Edwardsville's hydrants are working properly and that adequate water flow will be available in the event of a fire. It also helps ensure continued delivery of high quality water to homes and businesses served by Edwardsville's Water Division. As part of the program, Water Division workers flush the City's water mains and hydrants.
City workers also inspect all fire hydrants to maintain firefighting capabilities and public safety. The program is handled by City workers who go hydrant to hydrant, one water route at a time.
Hydrant flushing periodically may lead to incidents of cloudy or discolored water, water pressure that is lower than usual, and the possibility of air in water lines. If you experience cloudy or discolored water, please try flushing your cold water tap for a few minutes until the water runs clear.
If you experience prolonged periods of cloudy or discolored water or have other water issues, please call the Public Works Department at 618-692-7535.
To determine what streets are included in each City water route, see the lists below. (Routes are currently being reconfigured; more route lists will be added in the near future.)