Water Service Transfer Complete

Dear Neighbor,

Through Mayor Rahm Emanuel's “Building a New Chicago” infrastructure improvement program, the Department of Water Management (DWM) recently installed a new water main in your area. The new pipe has been pressurized, disinfected, tested and approved. All of the water services have been switched from the old main to the newly installed water main.

Project No: 1601105

Location:

  • ON S HARVARD AVE FROM W 69TH ST TO W 70TH ST
  • ON W 70TH ST FROM S STEWART AVE TO S PRINCETON AVE
  • ON W 70TH PL FROM S PRINCETON AVE TO S PRINCETON AVE
  • ON S PRINCETON AVE FROM W 69TH ST TO W 71ST ST
  • ON S STEWART AVE FROM W 70TH ST TO W 71ST ST
  • ON W 71ST ST FROM S PRINCETON AVE TO S WENTWORTH AVE

Over the next few weeks we will begin to restore the street, first with a temporary concrete cap, then with asphalt. The concrete work is expected to be completed by Early June 2017.

Flushing after Your Service Line has been Connected to the New Water Main

Now that your old water main has been replaced and your water service has been connected to the new water main, it is important to flush your plumbing of any sediment, rust or metals, including any lead to maintain water quality.

Sediment, rust and metals, including any lead may collect in the aerator screen located at the tip of your faucets. These screens should be removed prior to flushing.

 

Routine Flushing

If your water line has been idle or stagnant for more than 6-hours, it is advised that you flush for at least 5 minutes. This may include flushing the toilet, taking a shower and doing laundry. Once the services have been transferred, the street will be temporarily restored with concrete until complete restoration of the street with asphalt can be done. ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps will be repaired or installed where needed, along with repair of damaged parkway and sidewalk. The final restoration of the street will include milling the surface, placing new asphalt, and painting the street markings.

ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps will be repaired or installed where needed, along with repair of damaged parkway and sidewalk. The final restoration of the street will include milling the surface, placing new asphalt, and painting the street markings.

The restoration schedule is subject to change and may be impacted by adverse weather conditions. Asphalt is not available during winter months, which may delay the final restoration of the street.

You will receive additional notifications as the project proceeds.

If you have questions about this project or the WaterALERT program, please email Helpdesk

Sincerely,

Barrett B. Murphy,
Commissioner