| The Water Distribution Division is responsible for over 80 miles of water main from six inch to 20 inch in diameter, the maintenance of 6,000 meters of various sizes, periodically testing of meters, the maintenance and repairs of valves and shut off boxes. |
Water distribution is also responsible for the repairs and maintenance of fire hydrants and valves. Dead end hydrants are flushed twice a year.
Water Service sign-up / Meter reading
Residents wishing to have a meter or out side remote installed should contact the Water Billing Office (915 16th Avenue) at (309) 752-1530. A service order will be issued to the Water Distribution division for a meter or remote installation.
Water Main Breaks
It is the policy of the City to inform residents whenever water is scheduled to be turned off for repairs. However, occasionally an underground water main will rupture and the emergency situation does not allow time to notify residents of repairs.
Before You Dig…
It is necessary to run all the water and sewer pipes and other utilities underground. Before you start any project that requires digging, call the Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators (J.U.L.I.E.) at 1-800-892-0123. The JULIE operator will dispatch a request to all underground utilities members to locate any underground utilities within a 48 hour period. You only need to make one call.