Past Lead Service Line Replacement Projects

YEAR 1 - 2021 PRIVATE SIDE LEAD SERVICE REPLACEMENT PROJECT

In this project, the City of Elgin was awarded $4 million in Illinois Environmental Protection Agency funding that will be used to replace the private side water service from the city’s b-box/shut-off valve to the meter inside the affected property. 

The City identified 312 partial lead water service lines targeted for replacement in this project at no cost to the property owner. The project was completed in early 2023. 

Information Notices

To view the Public Information Meeting Notice (10/29/2020) in English, click here.

Para leer el Aviso sobre la Reunión Publica con fecha del 29 de octubre 2020 en Español, haga clic aquí

Virtual Public Information Meetings

To better inform the affected property owners, the City held two virtual public information meetings to discuss the replacement of the lead service lines, specifically the private portion of the lead water service line from the City's shut off valve to the internal water meter. The meetings were not mandatory but were recommended for anyone who had questions about the project.

If you received a letter but were unable to attend, we strongly encourage you to watch a recording of one of the meetings to learn details of the project and the critical items each property owner will be required to participate in with respect to the replacement of their partial lead water service line. 

  • November 17, 2020 recording can be viewed here.
  • December 3, 2020 recording can be viewed here.

YEAR 2 - 2023 PRIVATE SIDE LEAD SERVICE REPLACEMENT PROJECT

In this project, the City of Elgin utilized Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to replace the entire water service from the city’s water distribution main to the meter inside the affected property. 

The City identified approximately 870 lead water service lines targeted for replacement in this project at no cost to the property owner. The affected property owners were been notified and the project is currently in progress with an expected completion date of May 2024. 

Information Notices

To view the Public Information Meeting Notice (11/14/2022) in English, click here.

Para leer el Aviso sobre la Reunión Publica con fecha del 14 de noviembre 2022 en Español, haga clic aquí

To view the Public Information Meeting Notice (12/05/2022) in English, click here.

Para leer el Aviso sobre la Reunión Publica con fecha del 5 de diciembre 2022 en Español, haga clic aquí. 

Virtual Public Information Meetings

To better inform the affected property owners, the City held one virtual and one in-person public information meeting to discuss the replacement of the lead service lines. The meetings were not mandatory but were recommended for anyone who had questions about the project.

If you received a letter but were unable to attend, we strongly encourage you to watch a recording of the virtual meeting or view the presentation slides from the in-person meeting to learn details of the project and the critical items each property owner will be required to participate in with respect to the replacement of their partial lead water service line. 

  • November 28, 2022 recording can be viewed here.
  • December 15, 2022 presentation slides can be viewed here.

Click here to see real time progress on water service replacements with the interactive dashboard.