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OFFICIAL NOTICE WATER DIVISION

UNIDIRECTIONAL HYDRANT FLUSHING 

The Village of Oak Lawn Water Division has contracted M.E. Simpson to perform necessary and preventative maintenance of the distribution system to ensure proper operation.

Accumulated sediment in the water main and fire hydrants will be flushed during normal business hours

Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Beginning September 25th through September 26th 2017

While flushing is underway short temporary periods of low pressure and discolored water can be expected, but DOES NOT present a health hazard.

To restore clarity to your tap water use a faucet with the aerator removed, or use a laundry sink faucet without an aerator, and flow the cold water until it clears.

M.E. Simpson will give notification by placing signs in the parkways of the areas they are working in. Questions call Water Department 708-499-7747

                     Locations of system maintenance are:

                     95th Street to 99th Street, Nashville to Harlem.

                     Please refrain from doing Laundry during these times if Possible

 

Any questions regarding this Flush Program may be directed to the Water Division at 708-499-7747.

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The primary function of the Sewer Division is the maintenance & repair of the sewer system throughout the Village of Oak Lawn. It is composed of two separate entities, a sanitary system which handles wastewater or dirty water and a storm system which handles rain water or clean water. 

SANITARY SYSTEM 

The Village of Oak Lawn’s Sewer Department maintains over 120 miles of sanitary mains which are interconnected with over 4,100 sanitary manholes & four lift stations. These sewers collect the wastewater from homes & businesses throughout the Village of Oak Lawn & eventually flow to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s Main System,

http://www.mwrd.org 

STORM SYSTEM 

The Village of Oak Lawn’s Sewer Department also maintains over 116 miles of storm mains which like the sanitary system are interconnected with over 950 storm manholes (Solid Lids) which are fed by over 4,300 storm basins (Open Grates) & two lift stations. This system eventually feeds into the Stoney Creek, Oak Lawn Creek, Melvina Ditch or a deep tunnel connection provided by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

 

 The Village of Oak Lawn Sewer Division can be contacted between the hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm on regular work days at (708) 499-7756. If assistance is needed on holidays, weekends, etc...  Please call the non-emergency police number (708) 499-7721.

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