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Martin Carlino, Editor
12:20 pm CDT April 23, 2019

Editor's Note: Update as of 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24

Village water samples have passed testing, and the Village's boil water order is no longer in effect, according to a press release from the Village of Northbrook. 

Northbrook officials lifted the order at approximately 6:30 p.m. on April 24. 


Editor's Note: Below is The Tower's original reporting

Northbrook officials have issued a boil water order following problems with the Village’s water the morning of Tuesday, April 23.

Village officials said in a press release the cause of the problems was due to the Illinois Department of Transportation’s contractor performing work at Dundee Road and Lee Road and directionally boring through a 24-inch diameter water main.

Pressure has been restored to the damaged system, according to the release. 

The release says customers must boil water for culinary and drinking purposes for at least five minutes. Water is safe for all non-consumption uses, according to Village officials.

The boil order will be in effect until at least Wednesday, April 24, per the release.

More information, including the end of the boil order, will be released via the Village’s website — — and its social media accounts.

Schools throughout Northbrook are aware of the issues and in communication with the Village.

Glenbrook North principal Dr. John L. Finan sent out a message to the Glenbrook North community earlier today.

“We made a P.A. announcement to all students indicating that all water fountains will be shut down until further notice,” the message reads in part. “Access to bathrooms has been limited but normal access will be restored as soon as possible. Lunch service will continue as normal and bottled water will be available.

“The school day will continue as planned and all after school activities and events will take place as scheduled. Coaches and sponsors will be in contact with teams and clubs as needed. We will inform you should there be any changes in the situation.”

Residents with additional questions should visit the Village of Northbrook’s boil order webpage:

Update as of 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, April 24: 

Northbrook's boil order is still in effect until further notice from Village officials, according to a press release from the Village. 

The order will remain in effect until the Village receives the results of water samples verifying the water quality, per the release. The release says samples were collected throughout the Village yesterday and the results will be received this evening of April 24.

When the order is lifted, the Village will provide notifications.  

Check back with for updates to this developing story.