Fall Hydrant Flushing to begin!fire-hydrant-flowing

 CIty Water Distribution crews will begin hydrant flushing starting September 30, 2019. Hydrant flushing will occur between 3 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekday.  The crews will be working the next  four weeks to systematically flow each of the 2,500 plus hydrants in the City. Please see the   2019 Fall Hydrant Flushing Approximate Schedule.  This work will allow each hydrant to be evacuated to ensure proper operation.  This process also allows accrued sediments to be flushed from the water mains.

Customers may experience some discoloration or cloudiness in their water for a short time following hydrant flushing in their area. Generally, this will clear up by running some water from a cold water tap for a few minutes. Although, the water is still considered safe to use during this time, customers should refrain from doing laundry while flushing is being conducted in their area.

Questions concerning the flushing operation should be directed to the Water Plant at 524-2300.


The Water Division provides continuous high quality, economical water, and services to the citizens of Moline. Using the Mississippi River as our source, we treat, pump, and meter water to over 17,000 homes and businesses. We are responsible for the operation, maintenance, and upgrade of the city’s extensive water supply system. Moline’s drinking water supply system must function reliably on a 24/7 basis to protect the public health and support our standard of living and local economy, as our community requires more than 5 million gallons of water on an average day.

Public Water Supply System

Moline’s public water supply system is operated as a public utility enterprise fund. No tax dollars, in any form, are used to fund Moline’s public water supply system. All funds, revenues and expenditures associated with its operation are segregated from other city finances. The current annual Water Division budget is about $8.8 million dollars. The revenue that supports this budget is derived solely from the fees charged for water and water-related services.

Detailed information regarding your City Utility Bill and payments can be found on the Water Service page.