South Pekin residents under boil order due to water main break

By WEEK Producer

South Pekin residents under boil order due to water main break

March 14, 2014 Updated Mar 14, 2014 at 9:15 AM CDT

SOUTH PEKIN, Ill. -- There was no school Friday in South Pekin, as a water main break caused headaches for residents in the Cincinnati township.

Township officials said the water main break was reported about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. It happened at an underground pipe along Main street.

Overnight crews have been working non stop to fix the problem.

Not only has the break interrupted water service in South Pekin, and forced the cancellation of school, officials said it will take a long time before residents have normal water service.

"Normally at least 3 to 4 days, in this case considering that the whole town was shut down it's probably going to be longer than a typical boil order cause we're probably going to have to take a sample from each side of town and you have to wait 24 hours, at least 24 hours before you can take a follow up sample the following day you know," said Jarvis Young of South Pekin Public Works.

Again, the water main break in South Pekin forced the cancellation of school on Friday.

As that break is being repaired, residents of Cincinnati township will be under an extended boil order.