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Posted on: June 10, 2019

CLCJAWA Water Line Repairs To Begin June 18th

Notice from Lake County Public Works & Lake County Health Departments:

CLCJAWA provides water to Lake County Public Works who then distributes it to Vernon Hills and Wildwood. They will conduct repairs on the primary water lines supporting Vernon Hills starting on June 18th. The system will operate normally utilizing water stored in reservoirs as the repairs take place. Lake County Public Works is requesting that residents conserve their water usage during this period of time to reduce the chance of a potential shortage if the reserves should become depleted. Residents are also urged to store any water they may need during this time as a precaution.

Residents and businesses will continue to have water during the repair, however, please limit the usage to only what is necessary for your needs. The anticipated completion date is Friday, June 21, or possibly sooner. There is a chance the County will have to issue a boil water notice if the initial water quality test is inconclusive. If so, the water would be safe to use for showers, toilets and laundry, but you would need to boil water used for drinking or cooking.

The repairs are unlikely to cause any disruption to customers but please conserve water starting next Tuesday to ensure we don’t have any issues. Please contact Lake County Public Works for all questions and concerns between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm at 847-377-7500. Lake County Public Works will notify residents when the repairs are completed and will update their website at lakecountyil.gov/publicworks.


The Repair Schedule is as follows:

June 17 - Monday 

All Day - Equipment delivery, equipment staging, excavation pre-dig, shoring, and fencing installation.

June 18 - Tuesday 

0800 to 0815 – LCPW’s Vernon Hills system will stop taking water. This will be followed by a full-system and plant shutdown.

0815 to 1430 - Pipe dewatering activities. This time estimate assumes satisfactory valve closures with little “blow-by”.

1430 to 2000 - Leak exposure and steel outlet inspection for weld failure. Installation of pre-assembled replacement.

2000 to 2400 - Repressurization and inspection of repair for leaks and flush.

2400 to 0030 - Collect and initiate chlorine, turbidity, and coliform sample testing.

June 19 - Wednesday (ONLY IF BOIL ORDER IS NEEDED/ ISSUED)

0030 - Water service resumes under boil water advisory OR boil water exception criteria. Communities notified via email. Time listed here is tentative.

1830 - Boil water advisory lifted. Communities notified via email.


Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in Conserving water to assist you and your neighbor!




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