The City of West Chicago will be painting approximately 500 fire hydrants within the southwest area of the city between October 9, 2018 and October 31, 2018, weather permitting. Work will take place over several days at each hydrant location. First, the contractor will sandblast to remove the old layers of paint. A layer of primer will be applied shortly afterward, followed by two finish coats of paint. The primer and paint is a different color to make it easier for the contractor to ensure good paint coverage and for the City to monitor the contractor’s progress. Only the final surface coat will be yellow. It is necessary for the contractor to have clear access to hydrants.
Residents should remove any plantings or decorations around a fire hydrant. The primary purpose of fire hydrants is to provide a ready supply of water in the event of a fire. Hydrants should never be blocked, hidden, or decorated in any way as this jeopardizes the ability of the West Chicago Fire Protection District to quickly access hydrants during an emergency. Please note that neither the City nor the contractor is responsible for any damage done to plantings, decorations, or privately owned items located within the City right-of-way.
The contractor hired by the City to perform this work is Go Painters of Maywood Illinois. This project will be monitored by the City’s Public Works Department. As the work progresses, the City will update you on the project’s status. Please visit www.westchicago.org periodically for the latest updates. If you should have any questions regarding the 2018 Fire Hydrant painting Project please contact:
Utility Superintendent, City of West Chicago
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during this project.
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