Precautionary Boil Orders

Burr Ridge's Water & Wastewater Division is committed to providing its customers with high-quality, safe drinking water. Recently, the utility reviewed its procedures related to water main break response and testing due to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (IEPA) increasingly more stringent interpretation of the regulations on the requirement surrounding precautionary boil orders.

During this review, and based on scenarios with other communities in the region, the Village became aware of the IEPA’s evolving stance and stricter enforcement on this issue. As such, we will issue precautionary boil orders when necessary.


What does a precautionary boil order mean?
When and why are you issuing these?
How will I be notified?
How long does a precautionary boil order remain in effect?
Where do I go for information if I'm a business and need help assessing next steps during a precautionary boil order?