Boil order issued for Auburn Gresham, Beverly and Morgan Park

Free bottled water available for those who live in the area at Ridge Park

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team and Eric Horng WLS logo
Thursday, July 11, 2024 3:37AM
Boil order issued for Auburn Gresham, Beverly and Morgan Park
The Chicago Department of Water Management issued a boil order for parts of Auburn Gresham, Beverly and Morgan Park on Wednesday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A boil order has been issued for parts of Chicago's South Side Wednesday morning.

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The boil order is because of a leak on a high-pressure water main inside the Roseland Pumping Station

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The leak was fixed, but it's unclear when the boil order will be lifted. City officials told ABC7 the boil order will last until at least Thursday morning, pending water test results.

People in Beverly, Morgan Park and Auburn Gresham are being advised to boil water for at least five minutes before consuming it.

"Washing the dishes, I boil the water to wash the dishes, but then I got to wait so I can rinse the dishes. I have to boil more water to rinse the dishes, so it's been a problem," said Margaret Ingram, who is under the boil order.

The Chicago Department of Water Management says this includes water for drinking, making ice cubes, washing foods, washing dishes, brushing teeth, or any other activity involving the consumption of water. Water for laundry, watering lawns and taking showers need not be boiled.

The impacted area includes about 25,000 homes and businesses where 60,000 people live and work.

"I'm hoping by morning it's done, and even by today, hopefully, you know. But what can you do?" said Robert Ingram.

This applies to the buildings and homes located east of Sacramento Avenue, north of 119th Street, west of I-57, south of 87th Street, and southwest of Beverly Boulevard.

Free bottled water is available for those who live in the area at Ridge Park 9625 S Longwood.