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Village of Westchester, IL
Wednesday August 13th, 2014 :: 03:34 p.m. CDT


Westchester Water Ban August 14

The Village has received a low-interest loan from the IEPA to paint the exterior of our 2 million gallon above-ground water storage tank located near Cermak and I-294. The water tank was constructed in 1982; the interior of the tank was painted in August 2011. The project will be starting in the next several days.

Until the completion of this painting project a MANDATORY watering ban will be in effect from August 14 until October 31 in order to protect the water supply while the tank is being painted. While the tank is being painted, the water level in the elevated tank needs to be lowered to a level that allows for the project to proceed. The ban is critical to allow for sufficient water supply in the event of a fire or significant water main break. The ban will cover ALL outdoor water use, including lawn watering, pool filling, sidewalk washing and exterior house cleaning. The ban will NOT APPLY to newly placed sod or newly seeded lawns. The odd/even day restriction will still apply to these exceptions. Violators of this water ban will be fined up to $500. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.

Village of Westchester, IL
10300 W Roosevelt Rd
Westchester, IL 60154

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 708-345-0020

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