Boil order lifted in Lincolnwood

The boil order was ended shortly after 11 a.m. Friday following lab tests that confirmed Lincolnwood’s water supply to be free of coliform bacteria.

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The Village of Lincolnwood issued a boil order for its municipal water supply after an electrical problem at a pumping station, June 13, 2019.

The Village of Lincolnwood issued a boil order for its municipal water supply after an electrical problem at a pumping station, June 13, 2019.

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The Village of Lincolnwood has ended a boil order issued for its water supply after an electrical problem Thursday at a pumping station.

The boil order was lifted shortly after 11 a.m. Friday following lab tests that confirmed Lincolnwood’s water supply to be free of coliform bacteria, according to a statement from the village.

Lincolnwood water customers were ordered Thursday morning to boil all water for at least five minutes before using it for drinking or cooking, village officials said.

The order came after the Village Pump House, 6441 N. Crawford Ave., experienced “intermittent electrical issues” earlier that day which caused the pumps that supply and maintain water pressure to shut off, village officials said. Water was restored by 6:45 a.m.

Although the boil order was a precautionary measure, the village is recommending that residents flush water lines to by running hot and cold water for a few minutes at each fixture. Officials are also advising residents to clean faucet screens, replace water filters and purge old water from water-using appliances.

Residents with questions should call the Lincolnwood Public Works department at 847-675-0888 for more information.

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