University of Chicago, Hyde Park under boil order through Sunday

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CHICAGO -- The University of Chicago says its campus and some surrounding Hyde Park areas are still under a boil order after a water main issue.

According to the university, the Chicago Department of Water Management has required university and nearby residents to boil tap water before it is consumed.

The affected areas are the campus, business and residential buildings in the area extending from 56th street in the north to 59th street in the south, and from Dorchester Ave. in the east to Cottage Grove Ave. in the west.

The issue arose after a water main was improperly installed Friday in the 1100 block of East 57th Street.

The order is in effect at least  Sunday afternoon, when officials receive lab results to ensure the water is safe.

The order applies to water for drinking, making ice cubes, washing foods, washing dishes, brushing teeth, or any other activity involving consumption of water, according the statement.

Water should be boiled for at least five minutes before used for drinking or cooking.

All restaurants in the area are being asked to close until the water is deemed safe to drink.

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