Illinois American Water is doing its yearly main hydrant flush and "free chlorine" program for Alton, Grafton, and Godfrey. These programs take place to ensure continued delivery of high-quality water.
Illinois American Water spokesman Karen Cotton tells The Big Z they will be using "free chlorine" during the flushing over then next six weeks.
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If you experience these conditions you are asked to hold off on doing your laundry until the flush is complete. Also run your water on cold for a short time and it should clear up on its own. For more information, call 800-422-2782 or click here: www.illinoisamwater.com