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Lead in your drinking water?

Thursday, January 31, 2019

As most people are aware, Flint, Michigan, has been in the news for several years since its residents were exposed to high levels of lead, and other pollutants, in the city’s drinking water. This tragedy created concern for most informed consumers. Here in Illinois, our legislators chose to get involved in our drinking water by implementing new requirements for water plant operators throughout the state.

As a result, we are now required to collect 40 samples from homes in our community — that’s double the old number of 20. To accomplish that, we need our water customers’ help. If your home was constructed prior to 1986, you probably have lead in your plumbing and should have it tested. If your home was constructed after 1986, it should not have lead in the plumbing since by law lead was no longer used in the construction of homes. If your home is one that has been tested in previous years,someone will be in contact with you soon to set up this year’s testing.

Please contact Public Works Director Larry Coloni at 877-7182 or to ask about testing your home’s water for lead. 

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