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Updated 11/16: Precautionary Water Boil Order Issued

UPDATED 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.


UPDATED 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.



ORIGINAL POST FROM NOVEMBER 14, 2019 (NOT CURRENT; PLEASE SEE UPDATE ABOVE FOR CURRENT INFORMATION):
For precautionary reasons, the City of Highland Park has issued an immediate water boil order (11/14/19) for the following addresses in Highland Park:

  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

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. Addresses not listed in this communication are serviced by a water main not affected by the water main break.

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 are impacted by this boil order.  The duration of this boil order is expected to be 24-hours, however,  individuals using water at the identified properties should continue boiling water until notified by the City. 

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 will be obtained which will be tested for any contamination.  This boil order will remain in effect until follow-up tests indicate that no contamination is present. It takes approximately 24-hours after a sample is taken to determine that there are no contaminants present and that the boil order may be lifted.

Until the boil order is lifted, individuals using water at the impact properties should take the following precautions:

  1. Bottled water should be used for drinking, cooking, washing fresh fruits/vegetables, hand washing and tooth brushing;
  2. Tap water should be used for these purposes only after it has been boiled for 3 to 5 minutes;
  3. Tap water may be used in dishwashing machines.  For handwashing dishes, the clean dishes should be immersed for at least one minute in a sink of water with one full tablespoon of regular household bleach;
  4. Tap water may be used for bathing and showering; and
  5. Tap water may be used for regular cleaning.

After the boil order is lifted, the following precautionary measures should be taken:

  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.

For additional information, please visit the City’s web site at www.cityhpil.com or contact the Public Works Department at 847.432.0807 during regular business hours and Police Non-Emergency after regular business hours at 847.432.7730.