The IEPA requires the city to test tap water in older homes that may have lead service lines. Due to elevated levels of lead being found in a small subset of the homes/buildings sampled, this now requires the following notice to all properties in the water distribution system:
Important Information About Lead in Your Drinking Water
The City of Elgin found high levels of lead in drinking water in some homes. Lead can cause serious health problems. For information, call 311 (847-931-6001) or visit cityofelgin.org/lead.
The City's water department has already been in contact with households whose tests showed elevated lead levels.
The City is dedicated to providing water that is clean and safe for you to use and wants you to be as informed as possible when it comes to your drinking water. Lead is not present in Elgin's source water, nor is lead in Elgin's treated drinking water.
If you have any questions at all please call 311 (847-931-6001 if outside Elgin). For more information about lead and how to minimize exposure to it, visit cityofelgin.org/lead.