Thursday, December 20, 2018

Water Main Break Olive St West of Douglas Ave, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights public works received a report about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday December 18, 2018 of a water main break on Olive Street west of Douglas Avenue on the south side of the Olive Street. The water main break was repaired the same night.

The best practice is to avoid drinking water in the neighborhood of a water break because low pressure conditions in the broken pipe can cause harmful contaminants to be drawn into the break in the pipe, and possibly cause harmful contaminants to enter the drinking water supply locally. provides early ALERTS that are not confirmed incidents. For more developed reports, see Not all ALERTS on are included on