Chicago: Boil Order Required Due to Water Main Break in Parts Of Beverly, Morgan Park, and Auburn Gresham
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CHICAGO ~ A high-pressure water main leak at the Roseland Pumping Station caused a disruption in water pressure for several neighborhoods in Chicago on Tuesday evening. The affected areas include Beverly, Morgan Park, and Auburn Gresham, and the issue lasted from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The Chicago Department of Water Management, in consultation with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has issued a boil order for drinking and cooking water in these impacted areas as a precautionary measure. The water main has since been repaired and is now fully pressurized.

Residents living east of Sacramento Avenue, north of 119th Street, west of I-57, south of 87th Street, and southwest of Beverly Avenue are advised to boil their water before consumption until further notice. This includes drinking water, making ice cubes, washing foods, washing dishes, and brushing teeth. Boiling water for at least five minutes will ensure its safety for consumption. The boiled water can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated in a closed container until needed.

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However, laundry, watering lawns, and taking showers do not require boiled water.

For those who prefer bottled water, free bottles are available for pick up at Ridge Park located at 9625 S Longwood.

The boil order will be lifted as soon as the Chicago Department of Water Management's testing confirms that the water is safe to drink again. Residents are advised to stay updated on any developments regarding this issue.

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