Residents of Beverly, Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood do not have to boil their water after an outage Tuesday morning cut power to the Roseland Pumping Station twice within an hour, officials said.
The Roseland Pumping Station experienced “two power issues that affected the pumping pressure for drinking water” between 9:15 a.m. and 10:10 a.m., according to the Department of Water Management.
The outage is the second time in three weeks that the pumping station has lost power, cutting water to South Side neighborhoods. That forced officials to impose a boil order that lasted for nearly 20 hours from May 6 to May 7.
A boil order was not necessary on Tuesday “because of the temporary nature of the issue,” according to Chicago water officials.
Water officials will perform a “standard low pressure water sampling survey throughout the neighborhood” and an investigation is ongoing to determine the exact cause of the outage on Tuesday.
City officials have not yet announced any results of the investigation of the outage on May 6.
City officials initially blamed the May 6 outage that lasted from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on scheduled maintenance work by Commonwealth Edison. However, officials with the utility said the work had nothing to do with the outage.
The age of the century-old pumping station was not a factor in the May 6 outage, said Andrea Cheng, deputy commissioner for the Department of Water Management.
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