Swimming Facilities

This site is...

  1. Produced by tweets...
    The City of Evanston's excellent Citizen Engagement division sends absurdly useful information through its twitter account. In a show of just how well they grasp social media, they also respond to most serious questions. Huge kudos! Anyone monitoring that service has probably taken note, as I have, of the frequency of water main break alerts. This site captures and aggregates those alerts.

  2. A joke...
    Of course the City of Evanston does not encourage anyone to swim in pools created by exploded water mains or to do anything that might disrupt crews. The absence of a F&P department public pool facility makes swimming an expensive proposition in Evanston during the winter season, with the only options being NU's SPAC and the YMCA. This is a fact of living in Evanston that I hear about frequently when my wife and/or daughter want to go swimming.

  3. A public awareness tool...
    Keeping up with the maintenance of the City's hundred-years-old water system composed of 157-1/2 miles of water mains is no easy job. If laid out in a single pipe, Evanston's mains would stretch from here to Champaign, IL. The associated costs of maintaining this much pipe are reflected in water service fee increases. The FY2012 budget includes 7 full time employees dedicated to distribution. A major task these employees carry out is actuating (turning off, then on) every valve in the entire city at least once every three years. In addition to preventative maintenance designed to keep mains from breaking, replacing old water mains serves an important dual purpose of water conservation and capacity savings. A 2010 Illinois Department of Natural Resources report identified Evanston's unaccounted for (leaked, unbillable) water loss rate at 2.9%. This water lost due to undetected leaks makes its way back into the natural water system and is re-purified, essentially creating a recurring, profitless production cost.

    Water crews repairing broken mains can disrupt both pedestrian and road traffic as well. That's why you can monitor @evanstonpools -- updates about, and only about, pop-up swimming pools.

April 2013

The 22nd

CityofEvanston: Water Shut Down in 2300 Block of Sherman Ave. for Water Main Repair --> http://t.co/MUfRTwyQOb

February 2013

The 11th

CityofEvanston: Water Shut Down in 1700 & 1800 Blocks of Howard St. --> http://t.co/HAMLnynj

January 2013

The 8th

CityofEvanston: Water shut down until 2pm at 3100 & 3200 blocks of Harrison.

December 2012

The 5th

CityofEvanston: Water shut off today @ 1:45PM for 4 hours for a water main break repair at:1100 & 1200 blocks of Darrow, 1800 block of Crain & 1205-15 Dodge

November 2012

The 30th

CityofEvanston: Water shut down until 2:30pm at: 1800 block of Mulford St 300 block of Darrow Ave 303 Dodge Ave 1726 Mulford St 1720 Kirk St

The 26th

CityofEvanston: Water will be shut down today until 2pm for a water main break at: 1700 & 1800 blocks of Seward St.

The 12th

CityofEvanston: Water will be shut down contractor’s work on the water main at: 2500 block of Cowper until 1pm and 3200 block of Central, 1-5pm

The 1st

CityofEvanston: Water shut down today until 1pm for the Contractor disconnecting & installing a new water service @: 900 block of Edgemere Ct

October 2012

The 5th

CityofEvanston: Water shutdown 9am-1pm @ 2000 block of Ewing, 2000 block of Bennett & 2700 block of Woodland.

The 3rd

CityofEvanston: Water shut down 1-5pm for Contractor’s water main work @: 2700 block of Highland Av, 3200 block of Otto Ln, (From Isabella St to Thayer St )

July 2012

The 31st

CityofEvanston: Water shut down until 1:30pm to repair a water main break at: 1800 block of Central, 2500 block of Poplar & 1700 block of Harrison

The 16th

CityofEvanston: Water shut down today @ 10:30 AM for 4 hours to repair a water main break at: 2100 and 2200 blocks of Forestview Rd, 2900 block of Payne St.

The 12th

CityofEvanston: H20 shut down at 10AM-2PM to repair break at:1000 block of Pitner. The road will be closed to through traffic, including Emergency Vehicles.

The 12th

CityofEvanston: Water shut off due to main break @ 1214 Florence. Road closed to through traffic, including emergency vehicles.

The 12th

CityofEvanston: Water will be shut down until 7:30pm to repair a water main break at: 2400 & 2500 blocks of Eastwood Av from Lincoln St. to Central St.

The 11th

CityofEvanston: Water will be shut down at 10:30 AM for 4 hours to repair a water main break at: 2200 block of Cleveland St.

The 2nd

CityofEvanston: H20 shutdown 9am-1pm: 1100 & 1200 blocka Washington/810 Ridge/639–847 block of Asbury/1300 Main/1300 block of Monroe/1407 Wesley/711 Wesley

June 2012

The 29th

CityofEvanston: Water will be shut off for four hours starting at 10:45pm to repair a water main break in the 2200 – 2400 block of Prairie Ave

The 26th

CityofEvanston: Water was shut off at 1:00 PM for 4 hours to repair a water main break at: 1900 & 2000 blocks of Grey Ave

The 19th

CityofEvanston: Water main break on 3000 block of Central until 9pm.

The 13th

CityofEvanston: Water will be shut down at 4:00 PM today for 4 hours to repair a water main break at: 1500 block of McDaniel Av.

The 8th

CityofEvanston: Water will be shut down today @ 10PM for 4 hours for disconnection of an old water main at: 100 & 200 blocks of Asbury Av

The 5th

CityofEvanston: Water will be shut down today at 4:15 PM for 4 hours for a water main break at: 3000 block of Central St

April 2012

The 13th

CityofEvanston: Water will be shut down today at 9:00 am for 5 hours to install a new fire hydrant at:1100 block of Elmwood and 813 & 819 Greenleaf

March 2012

The 28th

CityofEvanston: Water will be shut down today at 10:00 AM for 4 hours to install a new fire hydrant at: 2800 block of Sheridan Place

The 15th

CityofEvanston: Water will be shut down today at 9:00 am for 4 hours to install a hydrant at: 2500 block of Prospect Av

February 2012

The 20th

CityofEvanston: Water will be shut down at 10:00 am today for 4 hours to repair a water main break at: 2300 block of Simpson St.

January 2012

The 30th

CityofEvanston: Water will be shut down today until 12 noon to repair a water main break at: 2200 and 2300 blocks of Emerson

The 25th

Water shutdown till 1pm at 600 block of milburn, no through traffic (including emergency vehicles)

The 18th

Water shut down 3:45pm-6:45pm to repair a water main break @: 900 block of Forest Av at Main St including Lincoln Elementary School.

The 11th

Water will be shut down today until 1pm to replace a water valve at: 2700 & 2800 blocks of Park Pl. 2600 block...

The 6th

Water will be shut down until 4:15pm to repair a water service leak at: 1800 block of Grant St.

December 2011

The 27th

Emergency shut down of water until 2:45 PM to repair a water main break at: 2200, 2300, and 2400 blocks of Oakton Street

The 14th

Water will be shut down today until 2pm to repair a water main break at: 1100 block of Lake Shore Blvd.

The 7th

Water will be shut down today at 4:30 PM for 4 hours to do a water valve replacement at: 800 block of Main and 800 block of Sherman.

The 5th

There will be an emergency water shut down today at 9:30 am for 4 hours to repair a water service repair at: 1800 block of Greenwood

November 2011

The 15th

Water Shut-Down until 1:15pm: 2400 Block of Lake Street due to water main break.

The 1st

Water main break on church, crews are out working on it http://t.co/Ddn3rSUd

October 2011

The 11th

Emergency water main shut down until 4pm for a water main break for 4 hours at: 500 Block of Dodge Ave

September 2011

The 28th

Water shutdown and street closure @ 1400 block of Grove until 1pm due to repairs.

The 23rd

Water shut down until 2pm on the 1000 & 1100 blocks of Central St.

August 2011

The 25th

Water shutdown 9am-1pm @ 900 block of Wesley & 11am-3pm @ 1000 block of Wesley.

The 17th

Water shut down on the 800 block of church until 3pm

The 12th

Water shutdown 9:30am-1:30pm for contractor work @: 1700 & 1800 blocks of Dempster & 1300 block of Darrow

The 9th

Water was turned off at 11:30 am today for an emergency water main break repair. It will be off for 4 hours: 1300 block of Livingston

July 2011

The 19th

Emergency water shut down at 3:00 pm today for 4 hours to repair a water main break at: 300 block of Dodge Av

The 19th

Emergency Water shut down today at 10:30 am for 4 hours to repair a water main break @: 800 block of Brummel, 927-931 Brummel &201-203 Ridge

The 13th

H2O shut down today from 11:30am-3:30pm to repair a water main break @: 1700 & 1800 blocks of Dempster St & 1300 blocks of Darrow

June 2011

The 10th

Water shut down on the 800, 900 & 1000 blocks of Madison St from 9am-1pm to install a fire hydrant.

The 6th

Water will be shut down today at 10:00 am for 4 hours to install new water main connections at: 1900 block of Church and 2003 & 2007 Church

The 2nd

Water will be shut down today at 9:00 am for 4 hours to install a new hydrant at: 1000 block of Lake Shore Blvd.

May 2011

The 26th

Water will be shut down from 11:30am-3:30pm to repair a water main break. The affected area is: 1700 and 1800 Blocks of Grey

The 25th

Water will be shut down today from 10am-2pm to repair a water main break at: 900 Block of Dodge & 1102, 1104, 1106, 1108 Lee

The 4th

Water shut down today 9am for 4 hrs. valve replacement @ 1300, 1400, & 1500 blocks of Greenleaf, 1100 block Ashland, 1000 block Wesley

April 2011

The 25th

Water will be shut down today until 3pm to repair a water main break at: 2700 block of Marcy & 3000 block of Isabella

March 2011

The 9th

Water shut down from 10am-2pm to replace a leaking water valve @: 300 block of Custer Ave & 400-416 Custer Ave.

February 2011

The 24th

Water shut down due to water main break repairs at: 1000 block of Pitner Ave and 2300 & 2301 Nathaniel St

The 22nd

Water shut off due to water main break until 12:30 pm @: 3200 block of Thayer, 2710 Highland & 2721 to 2731 Gross Point Rd.

The 22nd

The shutdown area has been corrected. Water will be shut down from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm @: 3100 block of Thayer & 2707 Highland.

The 8th

Water will be shut down to repair a water main break on 2700 block of Crawford and 3605 Thayer until 5:45pm.

January 2011

The 24th

Water shut down until 2:30pm due to main break @: 2600 & 2700 blocks of Crawford; 3440 & 3450 Thayer; 3501 & 3504 Hillside Rd

The 5th

Water will be shut down today at 10:30 am for 4 hours to repair a water main break at: 1900, 2000, 2100 blocks of Keeney

December 2010

The 22nd

Water shut down 10:30am-2:30pm due water main break, at: 2700 & 2800 blocks of Harrison St, 2900-2913 Harrison & 2515 Lincolnwood Dr

The 1st

Water will be shut down today from 9am-1pm to install a new fire hydrant @: 2300 & 2400 blocks of Jackson

November 2010

The 2nd

Water shutdown 9am-1pm for hydrant replacement at: 1800, 1900 & 2000 blocks of Sheridan, 600 Emerson and 601 University

October 2010

The 14th

There is an emergency water shut down now for 4 hours to repair a water main break at: 1400 & 1500 blocks of Dewey

The 13th

Water shut down for water main break repair until 3pm @ 1100 & 1200 blocks of McDaniel Ave

The 11th

Water shut down for water main break repair from 12 noon to 4pm @ 1100 & 1200 blocks of Pitner

August 2010

The 19th

Water shut down 10am to 2pm @ 1100 & 1200 blk of McDaniel Av, 2416 & 2420 Crain St, 2423 Greenleaf St. Emergency vehicles can get through.

The 16th

Water will be shut down today from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at: 1900 & 2000 blocks of Emerson

The 12th

Emergency water shut down will be done today at 12:45 pm for 4 hours to repair a water main break at 2200 and 2300 blocks of Foster St.

The 12th

Water shutdown from 8am to 12 noon at: 1711-1715 Church 1800 block of Church 1703-1711 Darrow

July 2010

The 20th

Water will be shut down from 10 to 2 to repair a water leak @: 1900 & 2000 blocks of Keeney.

The 8th

Water will be shut down today at 10:00 am for 4 hours to replace a roundway at: 1800 block of Dobson

The 7th

Water shutoff at the 1700 and 1800 blocks of South Blvd. Due to a water main break. Expected to restore water service by midnight.

June 2010

The 26th

Water Shutdown 6/26, 6am-11am @: 1800 block of Chicago/ 555 Clark/ 1870 Sheridan Rd/ 1900 block of Sheridan Rd/ 600 block of University

The 16th

Water will be shutdown on the 900 block of Edgemere Ct. ftom 9 to 1 to replace a valve.

The 14th

Water will be shut down today at 10:00 am for 4 hours to repair a water main break at 1100-1200 block of Pitner.