Trick or Treat Hours: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween October 31, 2017. Stop by the Historical Society free hot dogs for kids while they last! Sponsored by Malta Historical Society, local businesses, Village of Malta, and Malta Days Volunteers!
NEW PUBLIC ALERT SYSTEM
We have new software for Public Alerts; these alerts can be Emergency Alerts, Notification Alerts or Informational Alerts. This uses the utility billing database to provide information to our Alert systems; and the data is protected for security. Simply go to www.public-alert.com click on sign in and click on Create Email form for residential info or complete the information below. Thank you!
Click here Malta Community Calendar for information about local events. Events include: Schools, Library, Village of Malta, Malta Lion's Club and more! Contact us if you would like to add an event to our community calendar 815-825-2330 ext. 1 or email@example.com
Fire Hydrant Flushing - The Village of Malta, Public Works crews will be flushing hydrants the week of October 23, 2017. Flushing hydrants is part of the Village’s hydrant flushing program, which will continue for the week. The program is a vital part of the Village’s water pumping and water distribution system maintenance schedule. During flushing, each hydrant is thoroughly inspected and operated.
The large volumes of water moved through the water mains during flushing scours the internal walls of the mains, freshens the water in the distribution system, and fluctuates water storage tank levels. This activity allows water operators to monitor the system’s response to pressure fluctuations and test system performance during peak usage.
During hydrant flushing, water pressures may drop temporarily when crews are in the area. Water may also be rusty (a reddish color caused by iron deposits) and cloudy or “milky”, which is caused by undissolved oxygen in the water that dissipates within a few minutes. These conditions do not affect the quality and safety of the water, only appearance.
For discolored or cloudy water, shut off the water and wait several minutes, then run the cold water for a few minutes or until the water clears. Avoid doing laundry during hydrant flushing as white clothes may become stained if the water is not properly cleared first. Wash a load of dark clothes first before doing a load of white clothes. If water pressure or flow seems low, check the faucet aerator screen for sediment, and avoid running tap water and washing clothes until the flushing is completed. Drive carefully around any open flowing hydrant, watch for Public Works personnel, and please keep children away from the are during flushing.
Direct questions regarding hydrant flushing to the Public Works Department at (815) 825-2330, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leaves and burning yard waste in the Village. Please review the Village Burning Code prior to burning and leaves or yard waste. While burning is allowed the preferred method is using Waste Management for all landscaping waste. There are a few ways to use the system. You can use kraft yard waste paper bags to put debris into or you can use any garbage can that is clearly labeled YARDWASTE. Provided only yard waste is in the container Waste Management will empty it when the dedicated truck for yard waste comes around each Wednesday. See links above for more information.