Please be advised that by late December 2015, the Department of Water Management and Joel Kennedy Constructing Corp. crews will begin the work to install 1,609 feet of new 8-inch water main on N. Francisco Avenue, from N. Lincoln Avenue to W. Bryn Mawr Avenue and N. Mozart Street, from 225 ft. north of W. Ardmore Avenue to N. Lincoln Avenue. The old water main dates back to 1916, and needs to be replaced.
When the service is switched from the old main to the new main, there will be an interruption in water service. Residents will be given a 24-hour notice when this is to happen. However, in the event of an emergency shutdown during construction, residents may not be able to be given prior warning.
After the old water main has been replaced and you have been connected to the new water main, please open all your water faucets and hose taps and flush your water for several minutes. The aerator screens located at the tip of your faucets should be removed prior to flushing. This flushing will help maintain optimum water quality by removing sediment, rust, or any particulates that may have come loose from your property’s water service line as a result of the water main replacement.
If you have any questions or concerns about your water quality, please call The Water Department at 312-744-8190 or the 40th Ward service office at 773-769-1140.