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Posted on: December 27, 2022

City announces elevated levels of lead in drinking water of some homes with lead water service lines

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Recent drinking water quality monitoring conducted by the City of Elgin has found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some homes and buildings with lead water service lines or lead plumbing. The results from the drinking water monitoring are representative of the homes and buildings most at-risk for lead in water – those built or plumbed before 1988. Lead can enter the drinking water through the corrosion of plumbing materials.

Lead is not present in Elgin’s source water (wells and river water), nor is lead in Elgin’s treated drinking water. Some homes and buildings, however, have water service lines, solder or fixtures made of lead, and lead can enter the drinking water through the corrosion of plumbing materials.

Not sure if you have a lead service line? Visit cityofelgin.org/lead to use the interactive map, type in your address and find out if you have a lead service line.

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