Out with the old, in with the new

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SADORUS, Ill. (WCIA) — Crews are rushing water through the lines and out of fire hydrants causing the streets to flood.

The city is changing water companies which means it had to get rid of all the water in the hydrants.

“Excited to be feeding water from Champaign to Sadorus. A change we’ve been long awaiting. We have the okay to feed the water. Everything’s been put in. We’re feeding that water in and to do that, we’re flushing out the water.”

The city is switching to Illinois American and pumping it from Champaign. For a long time, the quality hasn’t been very good, so, in March 2017, city leaders decided to acquire a new system.

It took awhile to get everything set up, but with the new feed and getting rid of all the old water, the fire department is happy and the city is safer.

There might be a few hiccup in the next few weeks, but crews will be in town to help anyone who needs it.

In May, Decatur crews flushed more than 1,200 hydrants. They say, if this happens in your town, don’t do laundry until the water is clear. It could stain your clothes.

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