Wilmington, IL Boil Order Lifted: Safe Water Consumption Resumes


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Wilmington, IL – Residents of Wilmington, including those in Lakewood Shores, can now safely consume their tap water without boiling it first. 

The citywide Boil Order, which was put into effect on January 26, 2024, due to flooding concerns from the Kankakee River, has been lifted as of 8:30 AM today, January 30, 2024.

According to James Gretencord, Director of Public Works for the City of Wilmington, the precautionary measure was taken to ensure public safety following the river’s flooding. After the flood levels receded, extensive testing confirmed no contamination of the city’s water supply. All samples have met the Environmental Protection Agency standards. 

The city’s Public Works Department has announced the update through various channels, including area signage, social media, and the Will County Alert System. Residents seeking additional information or having questions can contact the Public Works Department at (779) 801-2127.


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