City of Rock Falls
Hydrant Flow Testing
Beginning Monday, June 5, 2023, weather permitting, the Rock Falls Fire Dept. in conjunction with the City of Rock Falls Water Dept. will be conducting fire hydrant flow tests as per NFPA 291 Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing.
Fire flow tests are conducted on the water distribution systems to determine the rate of flow available in various locations for fire fighting purposes. Tests should be made during a period of ordinary demand. Additional benefit is derived from fire flow tests by the indication of possible deficiencies, closed valves, lack of flow which could be corrected to ensure adequate fire flows as needed.
The area scheduled to be tested is identified as all hydrants from 1st Ave west to Clearwater Dr., West US Route 30 north to the Rock River.
Testing will be conducted starting on Monday, June 5th, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday until completed.
Discoloration of water may affect different areas of the system. Please be aware that this may cause discolored water and possible staining of clothing. It is recommended that laundry be completed after 6:00 p.m. or when the water is clear. Please check before using.
If you have any questions, please contact Customer Service @ 815 622-1115.
Dixon Avenue Residents –
The City of Rock Falls is pleased to announce that reconstruction of Dixon Avenue is beginning however, we wanted to let you know that during the reconstruction that your garbage pickup will be altered.
During the reconstruction garbage pickup will remain on Tuesdays and be as follows beginning August 16th:
- Residents along the south side of Dixon Avenue will have their garbage picked up in the alley behind their residence.
- Residents on the north side of Dixon Avenue between Avenue A and Avenue C will have garbage picked up in the alley behind their residence.
- Residents on the north side of Dixon Avenue from Avenue C to the Canal will still put their garbage in front since there is no alley behind your property.
If this changes anytime during the construction, you will be contacted by the contractor, Martin & Company. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we hope you will all be pleased with your new street.
Tax Increment Financing Information
Information about the Rock Falls Downtown Redevelopment TIF District can be found here.