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Posted on: March 17, 2023

DPW alerts residents about upcoming project on Monday that could cause water service inconveniences

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The Department of Public Works (DPW) is alerting residents about an upcoming project on Monday, March 20, that could cause some water service inconveniences throughout the Village.

Beginning around 8:00 a.m., a village contractor will be providing an underground pipe connection to the new water tower located at the Village Water Plant. In order to do so, DPW will need to shut down the Water Plant. In preparation, DPW will fill all water towers the day before. The water stored in the towers will be used to sustain water supply and pressure during the work. The work is anticipated to be completed in 4-6 hours with an additional 2-3 to bring the Water Plant back into service. DPW projects that there will be enough water supply during this work, but in an effort to ensure success, DPW requests that residents and businesses limit water use on Monday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to conserve water supply for domestic and emergency use.  

Roderick Ysaguirre, the Director of Public Works, says if all goes well, residents and businesses should not be impacted at all but cautioned that any mishaps could lead to inconveniences.

DPW wants residents and businesses to be advised that if an issue arises, this could lead to additional time needed for work to be completed, resulting in additional water storage use that will limit supply, lead to reduced water pressure throughout the Village which could prompt a water boil advisory. DPW again requests that residents and businesses limit water use on Monday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to conserve water supply for domestic and emergency use.    

DPW wants customers to be informed and encourages customers to take any precautions necessary. If anyone has any questions, please call the Department of Public Works at 708-503-7702 or follow DPW's Facebook page for the latest updates.

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