Springfield Avenue Water Leak

In the last week considerable time was spent investigating the storm sewers serving the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Neil Street. A blocked City storm sewer was cleared in order to allow storm drainage from the intersection to drain to the south instead of to the east and contribute to the current flow in the viaduct. The City assisted Illinois American Water in locating the leak which is now the only flow discharging to the viaduct. It is believed the leak is in the intersection which makes excavation for repair difficult due to traffic. Illinois American Water is formulating an approach to the repair and if work proceeds in the intersection a public notice will be given.