Public Notice: Fire Hydrant Replacement and Water Service Interruption

July 8, 2024

Public Notice: Fire Hydrant Replacement and Water Service Interruption

The City of Kewanee Public Works Water Division will begin the installation of a replacement fire hydrant at the southwest corner of E 1st St and S Elm St on July 10, 2024, starting at 7:00 AM. This project aims to address an active leak in the existing hydrant and ensure compliance with Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (ILEPA) regulations regarding water leakage.

Residents in the affected area will experience a temporary interruption of water service starting at approximately 8:00 AM on July 24. The interruption is expected to last about 4 hours while the hydrant is being replaced. Once water service is restored, a boil order will be in effect for those affected. Notifications will be posted on the City of Kewanee’s website and Facebook page once the boil order sample passes testing.

For any inquiries or emergencies, please contact City Hall at 309-852-2611, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this repair period and apologize for any inconvenience caused. Our team is committed to completing the work as efficiently and safely as possible.