Boil order lifted for Highland Park following water main break

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. -- A boil order has been lifted at a number of commercial properties in north suburban Highland Park that were affected by a water main break on Thursday.

The boil order was lifted for eight of the 10 properties by 10:15 p.m. Friday, and for the final two by 7:20 p.m. Saturday, according to a statement from the city of Highland Park.

No further properties remain under a boil order.

The properties under the order had experienced reduced water pressure caused by a water main break on Route 41 north of Route 22 early Thursday morning, city officials said.

The order was issued as a precaution because the drop in pressure created the potential for ground water to enter the pipeline.

The addresses affected by the order were:

  • 1393 Half Day Road

  • 2744 Skokie Valley Road

  • 2748 Skokie Valley Road

  • 2750-2760 Skokie Valley Road

  • 2772-2782 Skokie Valley Road

  • 2860 Skokie Valley Road

  • 2868 Skokie Valley Road

  • 2870 Skokie Valley Road

  • 2900 Skokie Valley Road

  • 2930 Skokie Valley Road

City officials said tap water is now safe for consumption in all of the affected areas.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2019.)