Southern IL Water Repair Pending and Supply Rebuilding

May 18, 2018

  Southern Illinoisans who've been conserving or going without running water over the last 24 hours are getting good news Friday morning.

The Rend Lake Conservancy District says a bypass around its broken man was completed overnight, and water flow is slowly increasing in the line.

A patch of the original break is expected to be finished Friday, and crews will boost the water flow throughout the day.

Those in Southern Illinois affected will be under a boil order as the water comes back, and officials say it may take the weekend to bring things back to near normal.