Park Forest's newest water tower is one step closer to being online, and the Department of Public Works (DPW) completed Phase 2 of the water tower connection project on Tuesday night.
Officials with DPW noted things went better than expected, and most of the Village didn't see any interruptions. However, some Lincolnwood area residents did experience minor inconveniences.
The Boil Order Advisory has been lifted for all of Park Forest, excluding Lincolnwood. Village Manager Tom Mick said he appreciates everyone's patience during both phases of this project.
"During Phase 1, residents reached out to Village Hall and asked for the Village to be more communicative about this project and the potential inconveniences, and that was done for Phase 2," Mick said. "Over the last several weeks, the Village put out notices via social media, the Village's website, and sent out CodeRed emergency alerts to ensure the message was conveyed."
Mick added the Village reached out to the local media to blast out the messaging about Phase 2 and the Boil Order Advisory to ensure residents were updated accordingly. Mick again thanked the community for their patience and understanding and said that with this project behind the Village, everyone would benefit from a new state-of-the-art water tower that would serve the Village for years.
"Updating infrastructure is paramount," Mick said. "This was another capital improvement project the Village took on, and it will help the Village provide fresh, clean water to residents for the next 50 years."
As mentioned, residents in the Lincolnwood area should continue to boil their water for consumption for the next few days. Mick said the Village would provide updates once the Boil Order Advisory is lifted for that area of the Village.