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Special Announcement

City of Elgin water pipe replacement


The City of Elgin will be replacing water pipes in Elgin this year.  The impacted households will be those that live along the Chicago Street Reconstruction Project, The Jewett Rehabilitation Project and the Lord Street Basin Sewer Separation Project. If you live in these areas, the city of Elgin should have sent you a notice explaining the process.

Anytime pipes are replaced there is risk for lead exposure that may place your child at an increased risk for lead poisoning.  If at any time during this transition, you have concerns regarding your child’s well-being, do not hesitate to contact the office. 

There are two parts to a water service line: the private portion (from home meter to Buffalo box/shutoff valve) and the public/City-owned portion (from the Buffalo box/shutoff valve to the water main).

The City of Elgin will be replacing the public portion of the water service line. Property owners are responsible for any replacement of the private portion of the water service line. The city of Elgin should have contacted you and given you information on replacing the private portion of the water service line.

Property owners contacted who do not comply with options or fail to repay loans can have water shut off.

Again, anytime pipes are replaced there is risk for lead exposure that may place your child at an increased risk for lead poisoning.  If at any time during this transition, you have concerns regarding your child’s well-being, do not hesitate to contact the office. 

http://www.cityofelgin.org/2326/Lead-Water-Service-Pipe-Replacement-Prog






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