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2022 Street and Water Main Replacements

Replacement of water main and street resurfacing within the Village of Park Forest is partially financed by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This project includes the replacement of water main and resurfacing of approximately 2.7 miles of streets as follows: Antietam, Arrowhead, Apache, Washington (Wilshire to Westgate), Washington Court, Windsor, Lester (Sauk to Indianwood), Apple, Nassau, Monee (Blackhawk to Orchard), and Monee Court. Once complete, it will improve water quality for area residents by reducing water main breaks and improving flow and pressure. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water 

Jun 28

06/28/22 Update

Posted on June 28, 2022 at 3:47 PM by Nick Christie

Antietam/Windsor/Washington

Water Main construction is complete. New main to be tested and new services to be installed soon. 

Nassau/Apple

Water Main construction to be complete in the next few days. A water outage is expected on Thursday, June 30th for residents near Oswego and Nassau. Affected resident will be notified. 

Lester/Monee Court

Construction on these roads will begin next week. 

Jun 15

06/15/22 Update

Posted on June 15, 2022 at 2:23 PM by Nick Christie

The Water Main installation is almost complete on Antietam. Work continues on Winsdor and the pipe should be 90% installed by Friday. On Tuesday, 6/21, work will move to Washington Street. On Friday 6/17 and Tuesday 6/21,there will be water outages near Washington Street. Affected residents will be notified. No parking will be allowed on the streets currently under construction.  

May 27

Antietam, Washington, Windsor

Posted on May 27, 2022 at 12:16 PM by Nick Christie

On Tuesday, May 31st, construction will begin on Antietam, Washington, Windsor. 

On Wednesday, June 1st, a planned water outage will occur on Antietam. We anticipate the disruption of water service will be between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please be prepared to be without water on this day.

After restoration of water service, you may experience discolored water for up to 24 hours. Residents should check water clarity before use by running the COLD water until it runs clear. 

Please Note: Water main maintenance may cause exposure to lead from service lines or household plumbing fixtures.  It is not known for certain if this project will adversely affect the lead (if present) plumbing in or outside your home, however, there are measures to reduce any possible exposure if present.  Once the project is complete run your cold tap water for a minimum of two minutes to flush your service line and plumbing. For more information, please visit the Villages web site at www.vopf.com and click under “Public Works” then the “Water” and “Lead Info Notice” for more information. 

The Department of Public Works would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact us at 708-503-7702.