Fire Hydrant Testing

The Aurora Fire Department will be flow testing water hydrants beginning May 2 and ending June 30, 2016 to assure the hydrants have the water flow required and will operate properly in the event of an emergency.

Temporary Testing Side-Effects


The testing may produce rusty water. If discoloration appears, residents can be assured the water is safe to drink but they should run faucets for 30 seconds or longer until the water color returns to normal. Also, since the rusty water is capable of staining clothes, officials are requesting residents refrain from doing laundry between the hours of 8 a.m. and Noon, Mondays through Thursdays, which is when the testing will be conducted.

The program, which operates on a 3-year cycle in which approximately 1/3 of the city's hydrants are tested each year, is conducted in the late spring and early summer to have less impact on Aurora's water system demands than during the later summer months. The set schedule also allows any urgent repairs that may be discovered during the testing to be performed when Water and Sewer Department staffing is at optimum levels and also allows officials to give residents a set schedule as to when they should avoid doing laundry.

Free Liquid Poly Bottles


Any laundry that is stained by rusty water should not be dried. Rather, Liquid Poly, a chemical treatment for stains should be used. View the latest Liquid Poly Pick-Up Schedule (PDF). Citizens can make arrangements to pick up a free bottle of the treatment by calling the following stations.

Central Fire Station at 630-256-4000 also located at:
75 N Broadway
Aurora, IL 60505

Or call Fire Station 3 at 630-256-4030, located at:
600 W Indian Trail Road
Aurora, IL 60506

Or call Fire Station 5 at 630-256-4050, located at:
730 Hill Avenue
Aurora, IL 60505

Please call between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday-Sunday. It is imperative that citizens call the respective fire stations first to schedule an exact pickup time.

It is also available by calling the Water Treatment Plant at 630-256-3250, between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Plant is located at:
1111 Aurora Avenue
Aurora, IL 60505

Liquid Poly Pick-Up Options

Location Address
Phone Number
Central Station
75 N Broadway Avenue
630-256-4000
Station 3
600 W Indian Trail
630-256-4030
Station 5
730 Hill Avenue
630-256-4050
Water Treatment Plant
1110 Aurora Avenue
630-256-3250