The Department of Water Management is responsible for delivering nearly 1 billion gallons of fresh pure water to the residents of Chicago and 125 suburban communities every day. We are also responsible for removing the waste water and storm runoff from the streets of Chicago through the sewer system, and delivering the effluent for treatment to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. All of this is accomplished through a network of purification plants, tunnels, pumping stations, water mains, sewer mains, valves and structures that require constant upkeep and maintenance.
Now that your old water main has been replaced and your water service has been connected to the new water main, it is important to flush your plumbing of any sediment, rust or metals, including any lead to maintain water quality.
During the cold winter weather the job of thawing water services and frozen hydrants are endless tasks. We are asking for your assistance to help combat this seasonal problem, and perhaps to save yourself some aggravation.
Warning Do not use an open flame to thaw water pipes. For additional information please call 311.
|Aug 1, 2016||Chicago Department of Water Management to Conduct First of its Kind Water Quality Study|
|Jul 11, 2016||Ridge Clark to Broadway Shut Down|
|Apr 8, 2015||Water Main Replacement Work to Close Intersection of Western and Addison This Weekend|
|Mar 17, 2015||Mayor Emanuel Announces Nearly 125 Additional Miles of Street Repaving|
|Feb 23, 2015||Water Main Replacement Work to Reduce Traffic Lanes on Western Avenue Between Addison and Roscoe|
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