IMPORTANT – 119th Street Water Main Work – COMPLETED

3/15/2024 2:53pm

The water main repair work on the 1200 block of 119th Street has been completed.  The repair was able to be completed without having to shut off the water.  A temporary road patch of gravel will be in place until a permanent asphalt patch can be applied.  We are working to apply the permanent patch as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your patience during this repair.

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3/14/2024 8:30am

Due to the inclement weather, the work on the water main on 119th Street will not take place on Thursday, March 14, 2024.  It has been rescheduled for Friday, March 15, 2024 beginning at 7am.  All other details will remain the same as in the post below. 

Please note:  This will only affect residents in the 1200 Block of 119th Street from Indianapolis Boulevard to Central Avenue.  This is not a City wide shut off.

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The water main that serves the 1200 block of 119th Street from Indianapolis Boulevard to Central Avenue may need to be shut off to allow for the repair of a water main break on the 1200 Block of 119th Street.  The City of Whiting and TLC are hoping that the repair is for a service line which may be able to be repaired without shutting off the main; however, if it is a crack in the main line, the water will need to be shut off in order to make the repair.

WATER MAY BE SHUT-OFF on Friday, March 15th, 2024, around 7am. The water main will be closed for approximately 4-8 hours (depending on repair progress). Please draw enough water to supply your needs during this period.

Owners are encouraged to close the valve at their water meter during this water shut down. This should help prevent loss of water pressure in the house and hopefully prevent back siphoning of water out of the house.

Occasionally, some problems occur after the water supply is reinstated. If water shows discoloration, run the water until it clears. If water is available from most faucets, but won’t flow from a particular one, remove the screen from that faucet and run water. Clean the faucet screen and reinstall it.

Repair work on the Water Main will be performed by TLC Plumbing Inc. If you have any concerns regarding the water service interruption, please contact Tim Wajvoda, Utilities Director, at 219-659-2725. Please visit the City of Whiting website and this post for updates of work progress on that day. If more work is needed, you will find those updates here.

Please be assured that we are trying to get this issue resolved as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Please share this link with your neighbors and friends that may be affected by this repair work.