This week hydrants are being flushed in Woodstock, and I saw one just down the block running wide open about 10:15AM. When I returned home and after I flushed the toilet, I noticed the brown water filling the toilet bowl.
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm heading over to Jewel to buy bottled water. I am not going to drink water that looks like it is from an unflushed toilet, and I'm not washing dishes, clothes or brushing teeth with it.
According to the City's website, hydrant flushing west of Route 47 will continue all week, and then next week residents and businesses east of Route 47 will get their fair share of dirty water.
The City of Woodstock says the water is safe to drink, but they caution you about washing your clothes in "discolored" water. Well, I want to know what causes the discoloration and whether the water is really safe to drink.
Will Dorr Township test this water? I can pick up a testing bottle at Dorr Township, but they are the agent for the McHenry County Health Department. I called the Health Department and it reluctantly agreed to test a water sample; they usually don't test City water.
In the meantime, tested or not, I do not intend to drink "discolored" water!