Water Main Breaks

Main breaks may leave specific areas without water or greatly reduced water pressure. Based on the size of the main pipeline break and time required to locate and mark utilities, residents may experience delays in service as crews repair breaks and restore water service. 

Broken Water Main Signs


Signs of a broken water main are water running down the gutter, buckled pavement and water emerging from pavement or parkway.

Notify Public Works Department


We encourage you to notify Public Works immediately at the sign of a water main break at 708-442-3590. You can also contact the Police Department, which maintains call center operations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays, at 708-447-2127.
Water Main Break on the Street