• BREAKING NEWS WEATHER RADAR: Track the storm with LIVE Doppler 7 MAX

'Do not drink' order in Old Irving Park lifted

A "do not drink" order has been lifted after people who live in Chicago's Old Irving Park neighborhood reported rust-colored water coming from their taps.

As a precaution, the Chicago Department of Water Management said people who live in the 4600- and 4700-blocks of West Patterson Avenue should not drink their water or use it to prepare food or wash dishes.

City officials said Friday that the issue has been resolved by flushing the water mains and the "do not drink" order was lifted.

As part of its investigation, the Water Department said that two car washers in the area were operating without proper backflow devices. They have been closed and will remain closed until the problems have been corrected.

Related Topics:
waterIrving ParkChicago
(Copyright ©2017 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Load Comments