Update on Saline Water Main Break

The water main repair has been completed and DPW is filling and flushing the main.  Businesses along the effected water main will be under a boil water advisory longer than the rest of the city.

The Henry Street water tower is full and water pressure on the south side of the city is back to normal.  The Industrial Drive water tower is at approximately 50% of its normal operating level and as a result some parts of the north side are still experiencing reduced pressure.  The tower should be full this evening and pressures will return to normal throughout the city.

Initial samples were collected across the distribution system early this afternoon.  The boil water advisory will remain in effect until we have two rounds of satisfactory samples.   Friday at 2:00 is the earliest the system-wide advisory will be lifted.  As noted above, the customers on the effected main will be on an advisory longer, and that timeline has not been determined yet.

Jeff Fordice
Director of Public Works

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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