Moline Water Division personnel will begin hydrant flushing Monday morning September 12th.  Hydrant flushing will occur between 3AM and 7PM on weekdays and the program will last for about four weeks.  An approximate schedule can be found here. 


Water Division personnel will verify proper operation of more than 2,500 fire hydrants located throughout Moline, during the flushing operation. The systematic nature of this operation also serves to remove deposits and sediment that can accrue in 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.

Thinner Water Border
March, 29, 2022 
Moline High School Students, who are part of Mayor Rayapati's Summer Internship Program, toured several areas of the City which included Water Distribution, 
Sewer Maintenance and Water Plant.  
This program allows high schoolers, interested in working within the City, to try out areas of interest for possible future full-time employment.
Water Distribution
Levi Jackson, Water Distribution Manager, explains the day-to-day operations of the Water Distribution department.
Water Plant Cones
Bob Bohannon, Water Plant Manager, describes how the cones work in the process of making our award winning water.
Sewer Maintenance
Tommy Schillinger, Sewer Collection Crew Leader, informs on what the Sewer Maintenance crew does daily and explains how the vehicles used help keep our sewer lines running smoothly.

                                      Check out this fun water activity:

                                                   Printable Activity/Coloring Book


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.