DRINKING WATER WARNING
The Village of Maple Park water system lostpressure in the distribution system
BOIL YOUR WATER FOR THREE MINUTES BEFORE USING
The Maple Park water system experienced a control outage that led to a temporary loss of pressure and water in the distribution system, which may causebackpressure, backsiphonage, or a net movement of water from outside the pipe to the inside through cracks, breaks, or joints in the distribution system that are common in all water systems. Such a systemfailure carries with it a high potential that fecal contamination or other disease-causing organisms could enter the distribution system. These conditions may pose an imminent and substantial health endangerment to persons served by the system.
What should I do?
• DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a rolling boil for at least (3) threeminutes, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiledor bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushingteeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice.Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. ALLSTORED WATER, DRINK OR ICE MADE RECENTLY FROMTHIS SUPPLY SHALL
• Inadequately treated water may contain disease-causingorganisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, andparasites which can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, cramps,nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a specialhealth risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly andpeople with severely compromised immune systems.
• The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms indrinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and theypersist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increasedrisk should seek advice about drinking water from their healthcare providers.
What happened? What is being done?
Water and pressure to the system have since been restored and we will continue to monitor the system.
We will inform you when you no longer need to boil your water.For more information, please contact Village Hall at 815-827-3309.
Please share this information with all the other peoplewho drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools,
and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
This notice is being sent to you by the Village of Maple Park
Water System ID#: IL0890500
Date distributed: February 23, 2019