UPDATED: Break Repaired; Boil Order Still On for Residents
A water-main break reportedly has caused a major loss of water pressure to the Village of Western Springs.
UPDATED, 3:25 p.m.: A second CodeRED alert from the Village has confirmed that the water main break has been repaired.
Residents are advised that there still may be silt discoloration in their water and to run their lowest cold-water taps to rid the pipes of residue.
The boil order remains in effect for all water used for drinking or cooking. The order will remain in effect until tomorrow when the Village will recieve lab test results on the water.
The Village of Western Springs deployed a CodeRED alert at 6:42 a.m. Tuesday morning issuing a boil order on Western Springs water.
A water main break near the base of the Western Springs Water Tower has caused weakening or loss of water pressure to most of the village, the alert said.
Boil orders are issued when it is possible that a water source has been contaminated. According to the Center for Disease Control, "boiling can be used as a pathogen reduction method that should kill all pathogens. Water should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute."
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