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News and tips on City of St Charles seasonal services

In Illinois, Severe Weather takes the Spotlight in March

As we head into spring, we will start to see severe storms--thunderstorms, tornadoes--in St. Charles. Already there have been reports of tornadoes touching down in our area. It’s a good idea to know what to do before the weather turns bad. A couple of terms that are important to know:

Watch – Severe weather is possible in and near the watch area. Stay informed and be ready to act if a warning is issued.

St. Charles Awarded Urban and Community Forestry Grant by Morton Arboretum

The City of St. Charles was recently awarded a grant of $13,000 from Morton Arboretum which will be used for the inventory and assessment of the City’s nearly 21,000 parkway trees.

The inventory and assessment process includes evaluating and documenting each individual tree to identify any required maintenance, as outlined in the City’s Urban Forestry Management Plan.

Hydrant Flushing Facts & Frequently Asked Questions

Why does the City perform hydrant flushing?

Hydrant flushing is the quick release of water from fire hydrants.  It’s a controlled procedure that is vital to the general maintenance of the City’s water distribution system.  It ensures adequate water flow is available to fire fighters, residents and businesses.  It also improves water quality by clearing iron and other mineral deposits from the water mains.

What are the effects of hydrant flushing?