Recently, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) offered a new debt forgiveness program (free funding) to replace lead water service lines within communities. The Village is in the process of pursuing this funding to further safeguard the drinking water in our community. A service line is the small (3/4” to 1-1/2”) pipe that delivers water to your home or business from the water main in the street. All identified lead service lines within the Village are planned to be replaced with copper pipes in conjunction with this funding opportunity.
The planned construction will take place from the summer of 2021 through the summer of 2022. Your participation in this program is completely voluntary but is encouraged. This work has an approximate value of $9,000 per service line and will be provided at no cost to the Village or to the property owner.
In the coming months, an open house will be held to provide you additional project details and offer an opportunity for you to ask questions regarding this important program. You will be contacted directly when the date and time of the open house is confirmed. Once funding is secured, the Village will be in contact with affected property owners to schedule pre-inspections and provide additional information.
Frequently Asked Questions
For answers to frequently asked questions and more detailed program information click here.
Do I Have a Lead Service Line?
For instructions on how to determine the material of your service line click here.
Where is This Project Taking Place?
For a map of the lead service line replacement program boundaries click here.