The Precautionary Boil order for the Village of Jerome is lifted as of today Saturday, January 14, 2023.
All water is safe to drink and cook with. Samples that were sent to the ILLINOIS EPA have come back clear.
The Precautionary Boil order was a safe guard due to pressures dropping below 20 psi. No further action is required.
All entities required by law will be notified of the lifting of the Precautionary Boil order per Public Works Supervisor Dave Wilken.
A boil order is in effect for all Jerome water customers UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Water used for drinking or cooking should be boiled for at least a full five minutes before use.
An emergency water main valve repair is needed. It will begin at 8 AM Thursday, January 12th, 2023. The valve is located on Fillmore and Vernon Ave.
Areas that will be affected include:
- Fillmore St. from Reed Ave to Jerome Ave.
- Vernon Ave from Leonard St. to Fillmore St.
- Potentially Alberta Ln. may need to be shut down if not able to locate the valve at Fillmore St.
Roads closed will include Vernon Ave. before Fillmore and Fillmore from W. Grand CT. to Alberta Ln.
A Snow Emergency will be in effect from 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 through 7:00 a.m. Friday, February 4th, 2022 for the Village of Jerome. The National Weather Service is forecasting accumulations of at least 6 inches of snow. This will be accompanied by freezing rain and ice.
To facilitate Public Works clearing of snow and ice, Village residents are required to move all vehicles along posted Snow Emergency routes. This will enable safe passage for the snowplows and any first responders during the snow emergency. It is also recommended that vehicles on non-marked roads are also removed to allow for efficient snow clearing operations.
Please monitor local media and the National Weather Service for additional information on the incoming storm. The State of Illinois has tips and information for preparing for a Winter Storm at this site. Watch out for your neighbors, especially the elderly.
With anticipated snowfall, a Snow Emergency will be in effect from 12:00 p.m. Monday, February 15 through 7:00 a.m. Friday, February 19.
The National Weather Service is forecasting in excess of 8 inches of accumulation.
The public is asked to remove their parked vehicles from the marked snow emergency routes immediately and other roadways within the Village of Jerome as soon as possible.
This will ensure safe passage for our Public Works staff as they work to keep our streets clear.
Thank you for your cooperation.