Skip to contents
Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Boil Water Advisory Issued For Part Of Andersonville’s Berwyn Avenue After Water Main Break

A water main break will require Berwyn Avenue residents to boil their water for five minutes before consuming it for at least a day.

  • Credibility:

ANDERSONVILLE — Residents of a block-long stretch of Berwyn Avenue in Andersonville are under a boil water advisory after a water main break in the area, officials said Tuesday.

The boil water advisory was issued Tuesday for residents of Berwyn Avenue between Glenwood Avenue and Clark Street. The advisory will be in effect until test results of water quality are returned, Department of Water Management spokesperson Megan Vidis said.

Water samples were taken Tuesday and test results are expected as early as Wednesday, Vidis said. The boil water advisory is precautionary until testing is completed, she said.

Residents are advised to boil water for uses including: drinking, making ice cubes, washing foods, washing dishes, brushing teeth or any other activity involving the consumption of water.

Water should be brought to a full boil for at least five minutes to ensure safe consumption, according to the Department of Water Management.

City crews have been working in Andersonville in recent years to update water mains in the neighborhood. Crews this month began replacing the water main on Balmoral Avenue between Clark Street and Glenwood Avenue.

Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods.

Already subscribe? Click here to support Block Club with a tax-deductible donation.