Water Service Line Replacement
Recently, Illinois passed the Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act. As part of this law, Illinois communities such as Schiller Park must conduct a water service line material inventory to submit to the State. This includes obtaining information from homeowners on the type of material of their water service. Please see the instructions below on how to identify the material of your water service. Thank you for your cooperation
We are asking you to follow the directions in the survey in the following link to help us gather information on this topic. Water Service Line Material Survey
Below are a few basic steps to help you fill out the survey:
Water Service Line QR Postcard
PART OF THE SURVEY PROCESS IS GETTING A PICTURE THE SERVICE WHERE IT CONNECTS TO YOUR METER SEE THE PICTURES BELOW FOR SAMPLES
- Scan the QR code and fill out the survey.
- Go to the village website click on the link WATER SERVICE SURVEY found on the home page.
- Call the Village Hall (847) 678-2550 to schedule an appointment for our water department to come into your home and complete the survey for you.
Please NOTE: the village is looking for grants, loan forgiveness programs and other funding sources. We need an accurate inventory to determine the cost if the village decides to take on the cost. Should you decide to opt-out of the survey the total cost may fall on you when you sell your home. The cost can be as much as $15,000, so please help us help you.
The water service is typically found in the basement or utility room. The water meter will be attached to a pipe coming into your home/business, as well as the pipe supplying your home/business with water.
The area that you are going to be looking at to identify the material of your water service is circled in red in the image below.
Your water service will be coming into your home/business through the floor or through your foundational wall.
Photos of Different Types of Service Line Metals:
For additional information on potential lead in your drinking water, please refer to the resources below.