The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/covid-19.
The Plumbing Bureau's primary focus is on safety within a building. Plumbing inspections ensure that water systems in buildings are connected properly, with no cross-connection to contaminate potable water systems. Fixtures must be properly trapped, to prevent sewer gas from escaping into a buildings. Hot water heaters are also inspected to make sure that they have been installed properly, to prevent an explosion.