BRIDGEVIEW, ill. (WLS) -- Residents in the Village of Bridgeview are under a precautionary boil order Thursday after a water main break.
A water main near 71st Street and Beloit Avenue broke on the north side of the village, causing a drop in water pressure on the south end of town, which triggered the boil order.
A village spokesperson said the boil order was issued out of an abundance of caution due to the drop in pressure, not because of any known contamination. It is in effect for the entire village and the courthouse.
Most water services throughout the village have been restored, and crews are still actively working to repair the break.
A series of water samples will be taken and when the results are clear, the boil order will be lifted, which can take between 24 to 48 hours, officials added.
Residents in the affected area should boil the water for at least five minutes before using it for cooking, drinking, food preparation, washing dishes or brushing teeth.
Anyone with questions or concerns is advised to contact the Village of Bridgeview Customer Service Office at 708-594-2525 or email email@example.com.