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Posted on: August 26, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - Water Service Connections Schedule

The contractor has completed of the installation of the new 8" water main. Pressure testing and chlorination of the water main are occurring this week per Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) standards. The contractor is scheduled to begin connecting each home on Clausen Avenue to the new 8" water main next week, pending testing results. Another update will be sent out with the official start date and a starting location. Please expect a 1-2 hour disruption to your water service while the re-connection for your home is underway.The contractor will knock on your door prior to working on your water service. Please follow the directions below for, copper services or lead services, once your home has been connected to the new 8" water main. 

Residents with Lead Water Services (Partial Lead Service Line Replacements (PLSLR))

Residents with lead water services who do not plan to replace the remainder of the water service, from b-box to your home, will receive a door hanger with the following flushing instructions.

  1. Remove the faucet aerators from all cold-water taps in the home
    • To clear the aerator of debris, unscrew the screen and separate the individual parts
    • Remove any sediment on the screen and other parts
    • Resemble the screen and parts and re-attach the aerator
  2. Beginning at the lowest level of your home, fully open the cold water taps for each fixture in your home
  3. Let the water run for at least 30 minutes at the last tap you open
  4. Turn off each tap, beginning with the taps at the highest level of your home. Be sure to run water in bathtubs and showers as well as faucets.
  5. Do not consume tap water, open hot water faucets, or use ice maker or filtered water dispenses until flushing is complete.

The Municipal Services Department will also drop off a sampling bottle and directions. Please follow the directions and provide the sample on the date specified. Additional testing may take place depending on water quality results. Village staff will keep in contact with you throughout the testing process.

Additional information on PLSLs along with all documentation previously provided to residents is available at project website linked below.

Residents with Copper Water Services 

Residents with copper services should experience little to no issues. If you experience issues, please contact the Municipal Services Department at 708-246-1800 x 200. 

Please contact Casey Biernacki at 708-246-1800 x 276 or at with any questions or concerns. 

Lead in Drinking Water
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