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Precautionary Water Boil Order Lifted for 10 Commercial Properties Along Skokie Valley Road (11/16)

November 16, 2019 7:30PM  - The City of Highland Park has lifted the precautionary water boil order that was issued Thursday, November 14. No further properties within the City remain under a boil order after water testing indicated no contamination is present and the tap water is safe for consumption for the ten impacted commercial properties along Skokie Valley Road:

  1. 1393 Half Day Road
  2. 2744 Skokie Valley Road
  3. 2748 Skokie Valley Road
  4. 2750-2760 Skokie Valley Road
  5. 2772-2782 Skokie Valley Road
  6. 2860 Skokie Valley Road
  7. 2868 Skokie Valley Road
  8. 2870 Skokie Valley Road
  9. 2900 Skokie Valley Road
  10. 2930 Skokie Valley Road

On Friday, November 15 at 10:15 PM, the City lifted the boil order for eight of the ten properties. On Saturday, November 16 at 7:20 PM, the City lifted the boil order for 1393 Half Day Road and 2744 Skokie Valley Road. No further properties within the City remain under a water boil order.

Following the lifting of a boil order, impacted properties should take the following precautionary measures:

  1. Flush all interior water lines and clean faucet screens;
  2. Purge all water-using fixtures and appliances of standing water and ice such as refrigerator ice makers or coffee makers.

The properties impacted by the now lifted water boil order had experienced reduced water pressure caused by a water main break on Route 41 north of Route 22 early in the morning of November 14, 2019. No residential properties were impacted by the boil order. While reduced water pressure has no health effects, it creates the potential for ground water to enter the pipeline. When water pressure is fully restored, samples are obtained which are tested for contamination. Boil orders remain in effect until tests indicate that no contamination is present, which takes approximately 24-hours after a sample is taken.

For additional information, please visit the City’s web site at www.cityhpil.com or contact the Public Works Department at 847.433.4355 during regular business hours and Police Non-Emergency after regular business hours at 847.432.7730.

November 15, 2019 10:15PM (NOT CURRENT; PLEASE SEE UPDATE ABOVE FOR CURRENT INFORMATION) - The City of Highland Park has lifted the precautionary water boil order that was issued Thursday, November 14 after water testing indicated no contamination is present and the tap water is safe for consumption for the following eight properties listed below. 

  1. 2748 Skokie Valley Road
  2. 2750-2760 Skokie Valley Road
  3. 2772-2782 Skokie Valley Road
  4. 2860 Skokie Valley Road
  5. 2868 Skokie Valley Road
  6. 2870 Skokie Valley Road
  7. 2900 Skokie Valley Road
  8. 2930 Skokie Valley Road

Affected properties listed below should take the following precautionary measures:

  1. Flush all interior water lines and clean faucet screens;
  2. Purge all water-using fixtures and appliances of standing water and ice such as refrigerator ice makers or coffee makers.

On Thursday, November 14, the City issued a precautionary boil order for ten commercial properties along Skokie Valley Road. The precautionary boil order remains in affect for the following two properties:

  1. 1393 Half Day Road
  2. 2744 Skokie Valley Road

No other properties within the City of Highland Park are under a water boil order. Tap water is safe for consumption for all other unaffected properties within the City.

During the water testing period, businesses or consumers may continue to use City water, but any water meant for drinking or food preparation or brushing teeth or washing food or any consumption or contact with water for consumption should be boiled for a minimum of 5 minutes prior to use. While the water system is now operating at normal pressure, the issuance of this precautionary boil order will remain in place until final testing can be completed tomorrow evening.

The properties listed in this communication were impacted by reduced water pressure caused by a water main break on Route 41 north of Route 22 early in the morning of November 14, 2019. No residential properties were impacted by this boil order.

While reduced water pressure has no health effects, it creates the potential for ground water to enter the pipeline. When water pressure is fully restored, samples are obtained which are tested for any contamination. Boil orders remain in effect until tests indicate that no contamination is present, which takes approximately 24-hours after a sample is taken. The precautionary boil order for 1393 Half Day Road and 2744 Skokie Valley Road will remain in effect until water tests are completed and indicate that no contamination is present.

For additional information, please visit the City’s web site at www.cityhpil.com or contact the Public Works Department at 847.433.4355 during regular business hours and Police Non-Emergency after regular business hours at 847.432.7730.