Sections of the Vernon Hills water system lost pressure and or water service for about an hour on June 18. The problem has been resolved and service has been restored but the water pressure in the New Century Town, Forest Haven and Mettawa areas went below acceptable levels and Lake County Public Works is issuing a boil order notice for these areas.
Public Works is testing the drinking water to ensure the water quality has been fully restored. The boil order could be lifted as early as Thursday morning. Residents adhering to the boil order should use bottled water for any potential consumption such as drinking, cooking, washing fresh fruits/vegetables, handwashing and tooth brushing. Residents can, however, use tap water for use such as personal hygiene, laundry and household cleaning. If bottled water is not available, the affected tap water should be boiled and then used. Additional safety guidelines.