Water Main Break

A Chicago Fire Department truck responds to a leaking water main at Fulton and Canal streets. (Credit: CBS)

Water Main Break Closes Streets In West Loop

Portions of Canal and Fulton streets are closed in the West Loop as crews work to repair and investigate a water main break Friday morning.


A broken water main in Dixmoor left several homes without water service. (Credit: CBS)

Cold Snap Causes Multiple Water Main Breaks In Dixmoor

Some families were without water for several hours. At the peak of the problem, approximately 80 percent of the homes in Dixmoor had no water service, or only a trickle of water.


A broken water main in Dixmoor left several homes without water service. (Credit: CBS)

Broken Main Leaves Some Dixmoor Residents Without Water

An 8-inch main burst around 1 p.m. Thursday, due to the extreme cold, causing water to flood the area.


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Boil Order Issued For Highwood After Water Main Break

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.


A water main broke in the Little Village neighborhood on Tuesday, flooding streets near the intersection of Cermak Road and Lawndale Avenue. (Credit: CBS)

Water Main Break Floods Streets In Little Village

A water main break in Little Village has left a virtual moat around almost an entire square block Tuesday morning.


Crews appear at the scene of a water main break at Grand Avenue. (CBS)

Water Main Break Closes Blue Line Station At Grand

Trains were still running normally, but were not stopping at the Grand station in either direction.


City crews are on the scene of a water main break on the South Side. (Credit:Eric Lewis)

Water Main Break Floods Street On South Side

A large water main break on the South Side forced city crews to scramble to stop the leak on Friday.


Park Ridge Water Main Break

Water Main Break Snags Northwest Highway In Park Ridge

A water main break Wednesday morning snagged Northwest Highway in Park Ridge.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

Union Station Water Main Break

Water Main Breaks Near Union Station; Not Fixed Until After Morning Rush

It could be commuter chaos downtown Wednesday morning, following a water main break near Union Station.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

Lincoln Avenue Water Main Break

Water Main Break Shuts Down Lincoln Avenue Near Armitage

Traffic was disrupted early Monday when a water main broke and flooded busy Lincoln Avenue in the Lincoln Park-Old Town neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Cermak And Harlem Water Main Break

Water Main Break Leaves Cermak And Harlem Awash In Mud

The busy intersection of Cermak Road and Harlem Avenue was awash in mud Monday morning, after a water main broke beneath the pavement.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2012

Some Merillville, Ind. tenants were without water for more than a day. (CBS)

Ind. Tenants Without Water For 2 Days

Hundreds of families in northwest Indiana were without water for more than a day. As CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


Northbrook Main Break

Water Main Break Shuts Down Waukegan Road In Northbrook

Crews Monday morning were working to repair a water main break in Northbrook.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Water Main Break

Water Main Break Shuts Off Service To Neighbors In Norwood Park

A 12-inch water main break caused headaches Monday morning for residents of the Northwest Side’s Norwood Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

Pilsen Water Main Break

Cleanup Likely To Take A While After Pilsen Water Main Break

Work to replace an aging water main in the Pilsen neighborhood was almost done Wednesday morning, but the cleanup may take a long time.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

Pilsen Water Main Break

Repairs Continue After Broken Water Main Floods Pilsen Streets

Crews have patched a 36-inch water main that ruptured in the Pilsen neighborhood Monday night, but full repairs were still underway and residents were still facing a long cleanup process after homes and businesses were flooded.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

East Chicago Water

Water Back In East Chicago, But Boil Order Still In Effect

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.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

East Chicago Water

East Chicago Water Main Repairs Almost Done; Service To Return Soon

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.


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South Side Street Closed Following Water Main Break

Some Back of the Yards neighborhood residents may have more than a foot of water in their basements because a “very big and very old’’ water pipe that dates back to the 1920s ruptured Saturday morning.


Park Ridge Water Main Break

Water Main Break Snags Cumberland Avenue In Park Ridge

Southbound Cumberland Avenue in Park Ridge was blocked as the morning rush began Monday morning, following a water main break.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2011