PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — The water main break in downtown Peoria that caused multiple businesses to close has been repaired, according to a press release from Illinois American Water on Monday.

Illinois American Water crews have been hard at work since Saturday night to repair the water main. While the water main was fixed as of Monday morning, a valve that broke during repairs caused low water pressure in the area, forcing businesses to close. The Peoria County Courthouse, Peoria Public Library Main Branch and even Subway were closed on Monday.

“The decision point was whether or not we’d have enough water pressure in the building to flush toilets, which we did not and that’s why we chose to close the building,” said Peoria County Administrator Scott Sorrel.

“We had to close this morning because we didn’t have any running water in the building…It is very unusual, we often get very good service. Today was out of the ordinary but we’re looking forward to being open again tomorrow,” said Randall Yelverton, executive director of Peoria Public Library.

Sorrel said in his nearly 30 years with the county, he has never seen the courthouse shut down for a water main break.

“Pretty significant disruption in service, but we have plans in place for when this happens or something like this happens, and we were able execute those plans,” he said.

Sorrel said the courthouse is much more than legal affairs.

“We have multiple departments that work out of the courthouse. That includes everything from the entire court system to the County Clerk where you get marriage licenses, birth certificate, to the Recorder of Deeds…County Treasurer….Planning and Zoning… Supervisor Assessments…the Regional Office of Education and then a lot of back of the house functions,” he said.

Sorrel said individuals who had court business on Monday will be contacted by the circuit clerk to reschedule.

Approximately 65 Illinois American Water customers in the immediate area are under a boil order until further notice. All affected customers have been contacted by phone.

In a statement, Terry Mackin, communications director for Illinois American Water, indicated the team worked hard to minimize impact to customers.

“We are proud of our team of employees who worked Saturday night and all Sunday to fix the main break. They did it right and they did it safely!” he wrote.

Mackin added Illinois American Water takes a “strategic proactive approach to investing in infrastructure.” In the past five years, the company has invested $140 million in Peoria’s water system for new pipes, pumps, water mains, fire hydrants, and more.

“It is a strategic and continuous process and very important to our customers,” wrote Mackin.

A cause analysis will be performed to determine the cause of water main break,” according the press release from Illinois American Water’s press release.