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Boil order in parts of Beverly, Morgan Park, and Auburn Gresham rescinded

The Department of Water Management has rescinded the boil order issued on July 9, 2024, for the buildings and homes located east of Sacramento Avenue, north of 119th Street, west of I-57, south of 87th Street, and southwest of Beverly Avenue.    

The order has been lifted after microbiological contamination was ruled out by tests conducted by the Department of Water Management’s Water Purification Laboratories.  

The advisory was issued on July 9, 2024, out of an abundance of caution after it was determined that there was a possibility of unsafe water due to a temporary dip in water pressure due to a water main break at the Roseland Pumping Station.   

The main break was repaired, and the main is fully pressurized.   

The Department of Water Management advises the following after rescinding a boil order advisory: 

· Flush all faucets. Run all cold-water faucets for 5 minutes. Instructions for intensive flushing can be found at:  

· Flush drinking fountains by continuously running for 5 minutes.  

· Flush automatic icemakers. Make 3 batches of ice and discard all 3 batches.  

· Drain and refill hot water tanks.   

· If you have a water softener, run water through a regeneration cycle.  

· If you have a point-of-use or inline water filters, sediment and/or Reverse Osmosis systems perform the recommended filter change or back-wash in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.  

· Drain reservoirs in large buildings that have water-holding reservoirs.  

· Flush water coolers: run coolers with direct water connections for 5 minutes.  

· Re-start and flush any water-using fixture in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.  

For any questions, residents can contact our Water Quality Surveillance Section at (312)-744-8190 or 311. 

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