GIS tracking hydrant flushing

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An annual water system maintenance procedure for Elk Grove Village
Public Works staff is to service any fire hydrants that do not
self-drain. A fire hydrant that has been used at any time during the
year, if working properly, will drain the water automatically as
designed so the water will not freeze inside the hydrant making it
unusable. During the cold winter months when temperatures are below
freezing village staff will drain or pump fire hydrants that did not
drain properly.

Because the maintenance records identified which hydrants had to be
serviced Public Works staff was able to plot the locations of the
troublesome hydrants using available GIS (Geographic Information System)
resources. Displaying that information on a map gives an overview of
the maintenance performed and allows for additional statistics,
tracking, and replacement planning over time to be sure these hydrants
do not disrupt fire response services.

GIS tracking hydrant flushing

Blog_GIS_tracking_hydrant_flushing.jpg

An annual water system maintenance procedure for Elk Grove Village
Public Works staff is to service any fire hydrants that do not
self-drain. A fire hydrant that has been used at any time during the
year, if working properly, will drain the water automatically as
designed so the water will not freeze inside the hydrant making it
unusable. During the cold winter months when temperatures are below
freezing village staff will drain or pump fire hydrants that did not
drain properly.

Because the maintenance records identified which hydrants had to be
serviced Public Works staff was able to plot the locations of the
troublesome hydrants using available GIS (Geographic Information System)
resources. Displaying that information on a map gives an overview of
the maintenance performed and allows for additional statistics,
tracking, and replacement planning over time to be sure these hydrants
do not disrupt fire response services.