Beginning after May 23rd, 2022, weather permitting, the Rock Falls Fire Department in conjunction with the City of Rock Falls Water Department will be conducting fire hydrant flow tests as per NFPA 291 Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing.
Fire flow tests are conducted on the water distribution systems to determine the rate of flow available in various locations for fire fighting purposes. Test should be made during a period of ordinary demand.
Additional benefit is derived from fire flow tests by the indication of possible deficiencies, closed valves, lack of flow which could be corrected to ensure adequate fire flows as needed.
The area scheduled to be tested is identified as all hydrants from 1st Ave West to Prophet Rd South of Rt 30.
Please be aware that this may cause discolored water and possible staining of clothing. Testing will be conducted starting on June 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday until completed.
Discoloration of water may affect different areas of the system. The city requests that laundry be completed after 6:00 p.m. or when the water is clear. Please check before using.
If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at 815 622-1115.