In January 2017, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency amended the Illinois Environmental Protection Act to include a mandate for operators of community water systems in the State of Illinois to create a comprehensive service line inventory. This inventory must account for the total number of service lines in the system, the number of lead service lines in the system, and the number of lead service lines replaced the previous year. Moving forward, this inventory must be updated and submitted on or before April 15th of each year.
In an effort to expedite the inventory process, the Village of Western Springs encouraged residents to fill out the Lead and Copper Service Line Survey web form. The web form is designed for those residents that are already aware of the material composition of their service line, as it contains little to no instruction. The results of the 2018 service line survey are as follows: