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Chicago Department of Water Management

Chicago Department of Water Management

Water Main Work Underway On Wood Street In West Englewood

The project will last until January 2021.

Infrastructure Projects Will Shut Down Some Ukrainian Village Roads In Upcoming Months

Work includes a water main replacement and improvements to People's Gas equipment.

Damen Avenue In Wicker Park Will Close This Week For Emergency Water Repairs

The city's Department of Water Management will close Damen Avenue between Pierce and North avenues Wednesday-Friday.

South Shore Water Shutoff Moved To Sunday Night After Neighbors Complain

The shutoff is now scheduled to begin at a less obtrusive time — 11 p.m. Sunday — and will only affect residents on 70th Street from Oglesby to South Shore Drive.

Water Shutoffs To Hit South Shore Thursday As Crews Replace Water Main

Residents on portions of Oglesby Avenue, 70th Street and South Shore Drive will have their water cut off 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday.

With A ‘Save The Trees’ Ordinance On The Horizon, What Happens Next For Water Main Projects?

Aldermen and neighbors want a temporary hold on tree removal until the ordinance can be voted on in September.

‘Save The Trees’ Ordinance Pushed By 2 Aldermen To Get City To Try Less-Invasive Water Main Repair Method

If the ordinance passes, the city will launch a new pilot program for cured-in-place pipe technology and put a hold on removing more trees.

As Other Cities Replace Water Lines Without Tearing Up Streets And Trees, Chicago Refuses To Try It: ‘The Old Chicago Way’ At Work, Critics Say

Cities like Toronto and Evanston are using a cheaper and less invasive replacement technology, cured-in-place pipe, but the city water department rejected it after a "tainted" pilot program.

Check Your Water — A Boil Order Was Issued In West Town

Officials will deliver leaflets to affected homes and businesses.

Business Owners Win Fight To Keep Milwaukee Avenue Open During Peak Holiday Season

"Winter is a hard enough time for retail in Chicago. Crippling us during Thanksgiving and Christmas should be unthinkable," their petition read.