Precautionary Boil Orders

Water system repairs are required from time to time, and in some cases it is necessary to shut down the water main to make the repairs. A PRECAUTIONARY BOIL ORDER is issued when this occurs. Residents or businesses affected will receive a RED LETTER NOTICE. The PRECAUTIONARY BOIL ORDER remains in effect until laboratory sampling confirms the water is safe. Once the water sample have tested clear of coliforms residents or businesses affected will receive second notification GREEN LETTER stating the precautionary boil order has been lifted. Customers in the area who experienced the service outage should boil water at least FIVE minutes before using for cooking or drinking.

Below is a list of precautionary boil orders that have been posted within the last 30 days. 

Description Map/Location Date Issued Date Lifted
Please be advised that on 11/22/2019 the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Harvard St between Concord St and Fillmore St. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (11) Residents were affected and have been notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected resident. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab on 11/22/2019.Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Harvard St. 11/22/19  
Please be advised that on 11/14/2019 the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Old York Rd. between Fillmore Ct. and Harvard St. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (13) Residents were affected and have been notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab on 11/14/2019.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Old York Road 11/14/19 11/15/19
Please be advised that on 11/14/2019 the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair at the intersection of S. Poplar Ave and Concord St. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (1) Resident was affected and has been notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected resident. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab on 11/14/2019.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Poplar Ave/ Concord St. 11/14/19 11/15/19
Please be advised that on 11/15/2019 the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Madison St between Killarney Ct and Madison Ct. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (16) Residents were affected and have been notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected resident. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab on 11/15/2019. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Madison 11/15/19 11/16/19
Please be advised that on 11/15/2019 the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Vallette St. between Cedar Ave and Stratford Ave. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (16) Residents were affected and have been notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected resident. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab on 11/15/2019.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Vallette St 11/15/19 11/16/19
Please be advised that on 11/10/2019 the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Concord St. between Old York Rd and S Poplar Ave. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (16) Residents were affected and have been notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab on 11/11/2019.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Concord St. 11/11/19 11/12/19
Please be advised that on 11/5/2019 the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Ferndale Ave off of North Ave. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (15) Residents were affected and have been notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab on 11/6/2019.   Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Ferndale Ave. 11/06/19 11/07/19
Please be advised that on 10/29/2019 the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on River Glen Ave off of North Ave. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. The same shut down will be required today (Oct. 30th) to make a valve repair. (35) Residents were affected and have been notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Water samples will be collected and delivered to the lab today after the valve repair. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. River Glen and Shady Ln. 10/29/19 10/31/19
Please be advised that on 10/17/2019 the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Lorraine Ave between Garden Ave and West Ave. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (30) Residents were affected and have been notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab on 10/17/2019.   Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Lorraine Ave. 10/17/19 10/18/19
Please be advised that on 10/15/2019 the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Grand Ave between Church Rd and York St. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (5) Residents/businesses were affected and have been notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab on 10/16/2019.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Grand Ave. 10/15/19 10/17/19
Please be advised that on 10/8/2019 the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Eastland St. between Belden Ave and Fullerton Ave. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (20) Residents were affected and have been notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab on 10/8/2019.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Eastland 10/08/19 10/09/19
Please be advised that on 10/3/2019 the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made an emergency shut down on Cayuga Ave between Kearsage Ave and Chatham Ave after a contractor struck the water main. A boil order was issued as a result of the shut down. (21) Residents were affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of those under the boil order. Water samples have been collected and were delivered to the lab today.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Cayuga 10/03/19 10/04/19
Please be advised that on 10/3/2019 the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Lorraine Ave between West Ave and Garden Ave. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (30) Residents were affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab on 10/3/2019.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Lorraine 10/03/19 10/04/19

Please be advised that on 9/29/2019 the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made several broken water main repairs on Eastland St. between North End Ave and Belden Ave. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (40) Residents were affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab on 9/29/2019.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Eastland St.  09/29/19 10/02/19
Please be advised that on 9/28/2019 the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Geneva Ave between Fullerton Ave and Belden Ave. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (20) Residents were affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab on 9/29/2019.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Geneva Ave. 09/29/19 09/30/19
Please be advised on 9/26/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Emroy Ave between Fullerton Ave and Belden Ave. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (18) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Emroy between Fullerton and Belden 09/27/19 09/30/19
Please be advised that on 9/17/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair at the intersection of Niagara and Fern Ave. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (15) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Fern between Niagra and Crescent 09/17/19 09/18/19
Please be advised that on 9/16/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair at the intersection of Belden Ave and Howard Ave. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (17) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Howard and Belden 09/16/19 09/17/19
Please be advised that on 9/17/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Vallette St. and Fern. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (4) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples where obtained and delivered to the lab. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Vallette & Fern 09/17/19 09/18/19
Please be advised that on 9/17/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Vallette St between Cedar Ave and Stratford Ave. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (16) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples where obtained and delivered to the lab.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Vallette St. between Cedar and Stratford 09/17/19 09/18/19
Please be advised on 9/12/2019 a water main shutdown occurred on Schiller St. for a contractor to perform work on a valve (disconnect). Due to the shutdown, a boil order was issued for 153 and 162 Schiller St. See attached map. Red precautionary notices were delivered to the two addresses. Water samples were collected and dropped off this morning to the lab.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Schiller 09/12/19 09/13/19
Please be advised that on 8/28/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made an emergency water main shutdown on Fremont Ave due to a hit water main by a private contractor. The shut down to the water main required a precautionary boil order to be issued. (43) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples where obtained and delivered to the lab on 8/29/2019. 
Notification will occur when results are received from the lab.
Fremont and York St. 08/29/19 08/30/19
Please be advise on 8/28/2019 the City of Elmhurst Utilities Division is replacing a fire hydrant at 796 Parker St. This replacement requires a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (10) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected addresses. Water samples will be taken and delivered to the lab on 8/28/2019. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Parker St.  08/28/19 08/29/19
Please be advise on 8/28/2019 the City of Elmhurst Utilities Division is replacing a fire hydrant at 660 Howard Ave. This replacement requires a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (10) Residents on Howard Ave. and (2) Residents on E. Belden Ave. are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected addresses. Water samples will be taken and delivered to the lab on 8/28/2019. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Howard and E. Belden 08/28/19 08/29/19
Please be advised that on 8/28/2019 a water main shutdown occurred on Elmcrest Ave. for the 2019 Water Main Project. Because of this shut down a precautionary boil order has been issued to (3) residents. A map of the shutdown area is attached with the affected addresses highlighted. Red Precautionary boil order notices were delivered to those addresses. Water samples were collected and dropped off at the lab on 8/28/2019 .  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab.

Elmcrest Ave. 08/28/19 08/29/19
Please be advised that on 8/28/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made an emergency water main shutdown on Oaklawn Ave. between North Ave. and Third St. due to a hit water main by a private contractor. The shut down to the water main required a precautionary boil order to be issued. (21) Residents on Oaklawn and (1) Resident on North Ave. are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples where obtained and delivered to the lab on 8/28/2019.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab.
Oaklawn, North to Third 08/28/19 08/29/19
Please be advised on 8/23/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on North End & Adele. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (35) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples will be obtained and delivered to the lab. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. North End & Adele 08/23/19 08/24/19
Please be advised on 8/22/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Hillside Ave. between Adams St and Jackson St. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (24) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples will be obtained and delivered to the lab.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Hillside (Adams to Jackson) 08/22/19 08/23/19
Please be advised that on 8/20/2019 a water main shutdown occurred on:
St. Charles Rd. between Poplar Avenue and Lawndale Ave. Poplar Ave. between St. Charles Rd. and May St. This shutdown is for the 2019 Water Main Project. Because of this shut down a precautionary boil order has been issued to (31) residents. A map of the shutdown area is attached with the effected addresses highlighted. Red Precautionary boil order notices where delivered to those addresses. Water samples will be collected and dropped off at the lab.
Notification will occur when results are received from the lab.
St. Charles Rd - Poplar 08/20/19 08/21/19
Please be advised an emergency water main shutdown occurred on East Fremont Ave. Because of this shut down a precautionary boil order has been issued to (44) residents. A map of the shutdown area is attached with the affected addresses highlighted. Red Precautionary boil order notices were delivered to those addresses. Water samples will be collected and dropped off at the lab.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab.  East Fremont St. 08/15/19 08/16/19
Please be advised that on 8/12/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair at 472 E. Vallette. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (22) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the effected residences. Water samples will obtained and delivered to the lab.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab.  Vallette St 08/12/19 08/14/19
Please be advised that on 8/9/2019 an emergency water main shutdown occurred on Elmcrest Ave. Because of this shut down a precautionary boil order has been issued to (3) residents. A map of the shutdown area is attached with the affected addresses highlighted. Red Precautionary boil order notices were delivered to those addresses. Water samples will be collected and dropped off at the lab on 08/09/2019.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab.  Elmcrest Ave. 08/09/19 08/12/19
Please be advised that on 8/8/2019 a water main shutdown occurred on Holly Ave. for the 2019 Water Main Project. Because of this shut down a precautionary boil order has been issued to (19) residents. A map of the shutdown area is attached with the affected addresses highlighted. Red Precautionary boil order notices were delivered to those addresses. Water samples were collected and dropped off at the lab on 08/08/2019.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab.  Holly Ave. 08/08/19 08/12/19
Please be advised that on 8/7/2019 at 6pm a water main shutdown occurred on East Fremont Ave and North York Road for the 2019 Water Main Project. Because of this shut down a precautionary boil order has been issued to (46) residents. A map of the shutdown area is attached with the affected addresses highlighted. Red Precautionary boil order notices were delivered to those addresses. Water samples will be collected and dropped off at the lab on 08/08/2019.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab.  Fremont & York St. 08/07/19 08/10/19
Please be advised that on 8/6/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair at 699 Walnut St. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (2) Residents and (2) Businesses are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the impacted area. Water samples where obtained and delivered to the lab on 8/6/2019.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab.  Willow St. 08/06/19 08/07/19
Please be advised that on 8/3/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Avon Rd. between First St. and Schiller St. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (31) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples were obtained and delivered to the lab on 8/4/2019.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab.  Avon between First & Schiller 08/03/19 08/05/19
Please be advised that on 8/3/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair at 245 E. Crestview Ave. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (13) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples where obtained and delivered to the lab on 8/4/2019. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Howard  & Crestview 08/01/19 08/05/19
Please be advised that on 8/1/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division installed a new fire hydrant at 377 E May St. This installation required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (10) homes are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples where obtained and delivered to the lab. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. May St.  08/01/19 08/02/19
Please be advised that on 7/31/2019 a water main shutdown occurred on Park Ave and Fair Ave for the 2019 Water Main Project. Because of this shut down a precautionary boil order has been issued to (18) residents. A map of the shutdown area is attached with the affected addresses highlighted. Red Precautionary boil order notices were delivered to those addresses. Water samples where collected and dropped off at the lab.   Notification will occur when results are received from the lab.

Fair and Park 07/31/19 08/01/19
Please be advised that on the evening of 7/30/2019 a precautionary boil order was issued for Wrightwood Avenue, from Church Rd to 471 W. Wrightwood Ave. City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division had to make a water main shut down after normal business hours to install a new 8" valve on a commercial water service line. Businesses were notified of the precautionary boil order with red notices. Water samples will be obtained the morning of 7/31/2019 and delivered to the lab.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Wrightwood Ave. 07/31/19  
Please be advised that on 7/30/2019 a water main shutdown occurred on Willow Road between North Ave. and Third St. for the 2019 Water Main Project. Because of this shut down a precautionary boil order has been issued to (26) residents. Red precautionary boil order notices were delivered to the effected residents. A map of the shutdown area is attached with the affected addresses highlighted. Water samples will be collected and dropped off at the lab.
Notification will occur when results are received from the lab.
Willow Rd. 07/30/19 7/31/19
Please be advised during the early morning hours of 7/30/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair at 579 W. North Avenue. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (8) Businesses are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected addresses. Water samples where obtained this morning and delivered to the lab on 7/30/2019.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab.  North Ave. 07/30/19 07/31/19
Please be advised that on 7/25/2019 a water main shutdown occurred on Huntington Lane between 386 Huntington Lane and 403 Huntington Lane. 239 Fair Ave. is also included. Because of this shut down a precautionary boil order has been issued to (16) residents. The water main shutdown is for the 2019 Water Main Project. A map of the shutdown area is attached with the effected addresses highlighted. Red Precautionary boil order notices were delivered to those addresses. Water samples where collected and dropped off at the lab. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Huntington and 239 Fair 07/25/19 07/26/19
Please be advised that on 7/23/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Hagans Ave between Elm Park Ave. and St. Charles Rd. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (24) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples where obtained and delivered to the lab.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Hagans, Elm Park to St. Charles 07/23/19 07/24/19
Please be advised that on 7/22/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division installed a new fire hydrant at 260 E. Butterfield Rd. This installation required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (15) single family homes and a multiple family building are effected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the effected residences. Water samples where obtained and delivered to the lab.  Butterfield Rd. 07/23/19 07/24/19
Please be advised that on 7/16/2019 a water main shutdown occurred on Huntington Lane for the 2019 Water Main Project. Because of this shut down a precautionary boil order has been issued to (13) residents. A map of the shutdown area is attached with the affected addresses highlighted. Red Precautionary boil order notices were delivered to those addresses. Water samples will be collected and dropped off at the lab. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Huntington Ln

07/16/19

07/17/19
Please be advised that on 7/16/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Hagans Ave between Claremont St. and St. Charles Rd. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (20) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples where obtained and delivered to the lab. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Hagans 07/16/19 07/17/19
Please be advised that on 7/15/2019 a water main shutdown occurred on Linden Ave. between Huntington Lane and 245 Linden Ave. for the 2019 Water Main Project. Because of this shut down a precautionary boil order has been issued to (8) residents.  A map of the shutdown area is attached with the effected addresses highlighted.  Red Precautionary boil order notices were delivered to those addresses.  Water samples where collected and dropped off at the lab. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Huntington and Linden 07/15/19 07/16/19
Please be advised on 7/11/2019 Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a water main shutdown on May St. between 362 and 409 May St. to repair a broken water main. A Precautionary boil order has been issued because of this shut down.  (11) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences.  Water samples will be obtained this morning and delivered to the lab.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. May St. 07/11/19 07/12/19
Please be advised on 7/10/2019 Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a water main shutdown on Dorchester Ave between 409 and 433 Dorchester to repair a broken water main. Because of this shutdown it was necessary to issue a precautionary boil order. (7) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples will be obtained the morning of 7/11/2019 and delivered to the lab.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Dorchester Ave. 07/10/19 07/12/19
Please be advised after normal hours on 7/09/2019 Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made an emergency water main shutdown on Poplar Ave. between Madison St and Adams St. for a contractor to repair a damaged water service line.  (24) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences.   Water samples will be obtained the morning of 7/10/2019 and delivered to the lab.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Poplar between Madison & Adams 07/10/19 07/11/19
Please be advised that on 7/09/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair at 542 Walnut St.   It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (37) Residents and (1) Business are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences.  Water samples where obtained and delivered to the lab on 7/9/2019. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Walnut St. 07/09/19 07/10/19
Please be advised that on 7/01/2019 a water main shutdown occurred on Melrose Ave. between Willow Rd. and Emroy Ave. and Willow Rd. between North Ave. and Third St. for the 2019 Water Main Project. Because of this shut down a precautionary boil order has been issued to (45) residents. A map of the shutdown area is attached with the affected addresses highlighted. Red Precautionary boil order notices were delivered to those addresses. Water samples where collected and dropped off at the lab.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Melrose and Willow Rd.  07/01/19 07/03/19
Please be advised during evening hours on 6/26/2019 Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made an emergency water main shutdown on Carol Lane to repair a damaged water service line for a residence on Evergreen Lane. Because of this shutdown a precautionary boil order has been issued for (1) resident on Evergreen Lane and (5) businesses on Carol Lane.  Red notices were posted on the effected businesses. Water samples have been taken and delivered to the lab.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Carol Ln and Evergreen Ln 06/26/19 06/28/19
Please be advised that on the evening of 6/25/2019 a precautionary boil order was issued for Wrightwood Avenue, from Church Rd to 471 W. Wrightwood. City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division had to make a water main shut down after normal business hours to install a new 6" valve on a commercial water service line. Businesses were notified of the precautionary boil order with red notices. Water samples will be obtained the morning of 6/26/2019 and delivered to the lab. I will notify everyone of the results.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Wrightwood 06/25/19 06/27/19
Please be advised that on 6/24/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair on Sunnyside Avenue between Alexander Blvd. and Utley Rd.
It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued.
(19) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples where obtained and delivered to the lab. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab .
Sunnyside-Between Alexander-Utley 06/25/19 6/25/19
Please be advised an emergency shut down of the water main occurred on Huntington Lane, from 343 Huntington Lane to 353 Huntington Lane. A precautionary boil order has been issued effecting (6) residents. See attached map of affected residents. Staff is notifying those residents with a red notice. Water samples will be taken and delivered to the lab. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Huntington Ln 343-353 06/21/19 06/24/19
Please be advised that due to the water being shut off to complete new watermain, valves and fire hydrants installations, as required by the Illinois EPA a boil order be issued for residents affected. A link to the map is under the "Map/Location" tab. Samples will be taken and will be delivered to the lab in the afternoon on 06/20/19. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Melrose Ave. 6/20/19 06/21/19
Please be advised that on 6/18/2019 an emergency water main shutdown occurred on Huntington Lane to repair a broken water main. The shut down took place after hours.
Due to the water main shut down a precautionary boil order was issued that effects (8) residents. See attached map. Water samples will be obtained the morning of 6/19/2019.  When results are received from the lab, affected residents will be notified.
Huntington 06/18/19 06/21/19
Please be advised that a water main shutdown occurred early this morning on York St. between St. Charles Road and Orchard St. for a water main break. Because of this shut down a precautionary boil order has been issued to (17) residents. A map of the shutdown area is attached with the affected addresses highlighted. Red Precautionary boil order notices were delivered to those addresses. Water samples where collected and dropped off at the lab this morning. When results are received from the lab, affected residents will be notified. York St. between St. Charles and Orchard 06/18/19 06/19/19
Please be advised the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utility Division crews are working on (2) broken water mains- 279 E Belden and 704 N Howard. The work requires a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. Both water main breaks are in the same water main shut down area. (36) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples will be obtained and delivered to the lab on 6/14/2019. When results are received from the lab, affected residents will be notified. E. Belden & N. Howard 06/14/19 06/15/19
Please be advised on the afternoon of June 10, 2019 the City of Elmhurst Utilities Division had to make a water main shut down to fix a broken water service valve. Because of this shut down, a precautionary boil order has been issued to (6) businesses. A map is attached of the affected addresses. Water samples are being obtained this morning and will be delivered to the lab. Church Court 06/10/19 06/12/19
Please be advised that a water main shutdown occurred on Poplar Ave. between Adelia St. and St. Charles Road for the 2019 Water Main Project. Because of this shut down a precautionary boil order has been issued for (22) residents. A map of the shutdown area is attached with the affected addresses highlighted. Red Precautionary boil order notices will be delivered to those addresses. Water samples will be collected and dropped off at the lab. I will notify everyone when results are received. Poplar Ave. between Adelia St. and St. Charles Rd. 06/10/19 06/11/19
Please be advised that due to the water being shut off to complete new watermain, valves and fire hydrants installations, as required by the Illinois EPA a boil order be issued for residents affected.  A link to the map is under the "Map/Location" tab.  Samples will be taken and will be delivered to the lab in the afternoon on 06/10/19.  Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. Poplar Ave and Huntington Lane 06/10/19 06/11/19
Please be advised the City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division are working on (2) broken water mains- 251 E Belden and 245 E Crestview. The work requires a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. Both water main breaks are in the same water main shut down area. (13) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. Attached is a map of the affected residences. Water samples will be obtained and delivered to the lab on the morning of 6/7/2019. Notification will occur when results are received from the lab. 251 E Belden/245 E Crestview 06/06/19 06/08/19
Please be advised that on 5/31/2019 City of Elmhurst Public Works Utilities Division made a broken water main repair at 305 Kimbell.  It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued.
(12) Residents are affected and were notified in person or by a red notice on their door. 
Kimbell 5/31/19 6/1/19
Please be advised that city crews had to make a water main shutdown on 5/15/19, Lexington Ave from 15W434 Lexington to Poplar Ave for a broken water main repair. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued for (10 residents). Notification will occur when results from the lab are received Lexington Ave from 15W434 Lexington to Poplar Ave  5/15/19 5/15/19
City crews had to make a water main shutdown on Harrison St from 15W035 to 15W105 and Cadwell Ave. from 0S440 to 0S414 for a broken water main repair.It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued for (8 residents). Samples will be taken and will be delivered to the lab this afternoon 5/15/19. Notification will occur when results from the lab are received.  Harrison St from 15W035 to 15W105 and Cadwell Ave. from 0S440 to 0S414  5/15/19 5/15/19
City crews had to make a water main shutdown on 5/7/19 on West Crockett.... from West Avenue to 595 W Crockett for a broken water main repair. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued for (29 residents). Samples will be taken and will be delivered to the lab this afternoon 5/7/19. Notification will occur when results from the lab are received.  West Crockett.... from West Avenue to 595 W Crockett  5/7/19 5/8/19
Please be advise that city crews are replacing a main line valve at 698 Bryan St. today 4/25/19 It requires a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued. (47) Residents were notified prior to this work. Notification will occur when results from the lab are received.  698 Bryan St. 4/25/19 4/26/19
City crews had to make a water main shutdown on 4/22/19 after hours on Hillside Ave.... from Van Buren St.. to Harrison St..., for a broken water main repair. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued for (23 residents). Samples were taken and delivered to the lab this morning 4/23/19. Notification will occur when results from the lab are received. Hillside Ave.... from Van Buren St.. to Harrison St... 4/22/19 4/24/19
City crews had to make a water main shutdown on 4/22/19 on May St..... from 177 May St. to 188 May St. for a broken water main repair. It required a shut down to the water main and a precautionary boil order to be issued for (7 residents). Attached is a copy of the affected area of the shutdown. Samples will be taken and will be delivered to the lab this afternoon 4/22/19. Notification will occur when results from the lab are received. 

May St..... from 177 May St. to 188 May St. 4/22/19 4/23/19

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS UNDER A PRECAUTIONARY BOIL ORDER

What does a precautionary boil order mean?

It means that there has been an incident that has caused the water system to become acceptable to outside contaminates. As a precaution, the City is notifying the affected area to take precautions and if possible not use the water that comes out of the tap  for drinking, brushing your teeth, cooking or washing fruits and vegetables. You should use bottled water for these activities.

How long should I boil my water for?

The affected tap water should be brought to a rolling boil for 5 minutes before being used.

Why has the precautionary boil issued?

A precautionary boil order has been issued by your water system because of water system maintenance needing to be completed When the water system pressure drops below 20psi there is a possibility that  organisms outside the pipe may infiltrate the water system and  could cause illness (e.g., fecal or E. coli bacteria), or technical/physical problems in the water system have significantly increased the possibility of bacterial contamination.

Can I drink the water?

During a precautionary boil order, only bottled water or water that has been boiled for 5 minutes should be consumed or used to wash dishes, wash fruits/vegetables, make ice cubes or brush teeth.

Can I wash my hands with this water?

It is recommended that bottled water or water boiled for 5 minutes should be used for hand washing. When this is not practical, it is recommended that if tap water must be used to wash and rinse, it should be followed up with the use of a hand sanitizer. Consuming unsafe water is the most likely way to become ill. Using extra precautions with hand washing ensures that hands are clean for eating.

 Can I shower or take a bath in this water?

Yes, it is safe to shower or bathe in the water. The primary concern is that the water not be consumed. Instruct children not to put the water in their mouth when they are bathing. When bathing infants, extra precaution should be taken including the use of bottled water or water that has been boiled for 5 minutes and cooled for use.

 How do I wash my dishes?

Use bottled water or water that has been boiled for 5 minutes to wash and rinse dishes. Home dishwashers cannot be assured to completely kill organisms that may be in the water.

Can I wash my clothes in the water?

Yes, you may continue to use the water to wash clothes. The major concern is consuming the water.

 Is it safe to eat in restaurants under a precautionary boil order?

The DuPage County Health Department is responsible for checking area restaurants to confirm that safe practices are being followed. Special procedures are required for them to ensure that food preparation and handling is done in a safe manner. Additional procedures are also required to provide safe dishwashing.

 What do we need to do when the precautionary boil order is lifted?

When the precautionary boil order is lifted you will receive a (GREEN) notice from the City that you may return to normal use of your water service.

 Can my pets drink the water?

Animals generally are not affected in the same way as people by contaminants in the water. An individual may give their pet bottled water or water that has been boiled for 5 minutes and cooled if they choose. Fish tanks should not be affected.

 Is it safe to breast feed during the precautionary boil order after bathing in the water?

Cleaning the breast area with soap and bottled water or water boiled for 5 minutes and cooled prior to feeding will provide assurance that the child not ingest contaminants that may be on the skin.

 I am on a well, am I affected?

No.

 Who can be affected?

Anyone who ingests contaminated water may become ill. Infants, young children, the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems are more at risk of illness.

What are the symptoms of waterborne illness?

Disease symptoms may include diarrhea, cramps, nausea and possible jaundice and associated headaches and fatigue. Symptoms may appear as early as a few hours to several days after infection and may last more than two weeks. These symptoms, however, are not just associated with disease‐causing organisms in drinking water; they may also be caused by a number of other factors. If you are ill with these symptoms, contact your health care provider.

What if I drank water already?

There is nothing you can do about the exposure you have already received. If you become ill, contact your health care provider. Follow the above recommendations about using your water until you are told the water is safe again.

How long will the precautionary boil order remain in effect?

Each precautionary boil order situation is different, making it impossible to predict how long the boil order will remain in effect. It will not be lifted until testing shows that the water meets public health standards and water samples test clear of coliforms. The City of Elmhurst will notify you when the boil order is lifted with a “Green Notice” on your door.