The City of Highwood issued a citywide boil order Tuesday morning, advising residents to boil any water to be used for drinking, cooking, brushing teeth or washing dishes. The city recommends that they bring water to a rolling boil for five minutes and allow it to cool before consumption.
Mayor Tyrone Ward says a construction crew working on installing street lights accidentally drilled into a 12-inch water main at 135th and Kedzie.
While the water has been restored in East Chicago, Ind., residents there are still being asked to boil their water for the next couple of days.
The entire population of East Chicago, Ind., has been living without running water since Sunday morning, after a massive water main break forced the city to shut off the water supply.
A boil order is in place for northwest suburban Round Lake Beach due to an interruption in service that has affected water pressure.