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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Fire Hydrant Notice

Fire Hydrant notice

2021 Fire Hydrant Maintenance Program

As the City of East Chicago’s commitment to improve and maximize its water distribution system for future generations, the East Chicago Department of Water Works will be implementing its annual Fire Hydrant Maintenance Program during the month of October 6 through October 27, 2021.  This program will entail inspecting, documenting, and maintaining approximately 600 fire hydrants throughout the city.  The program will also ensure that we comply with the standards and every hydrant within our city can be expected to perform properly and reliably whenever it may be needed in an emergency. 

If you experience an interruption of water service, the service will return upon completion of the specified work.  Residents may also experience some discoloration and air in their plumbing system, and it is recommended that residents flush their internal plumbing systems by allowing the water to run for a few minutes until clear.  If you experience low water pressure or volume seems low, please check and clear your faucets and washer screens for trapped debris. 

We apologize for any inconvenience and ask for your cooperation.  Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact the Department of Water Works at (219) 391-8469, or visit our website at

East Chicago Department of WaterWorks
400 E Chicago Avenue
East Chicago, IN 46312

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