Water Supply Routinely Tested for Lead

With risks associated with lead in drinking water making national headlines recently, the Public Works Department is reassuring the community that it takes testing the Village’s water supply very seriously. The Village is required by the Environmental Protection Agency to test water samples in its distribution system every for lead and copper three years. Samples are taken from 30 homes built before 1950. Roselle’s water meets all local, state, and federal requirements for safe drinking water. Results are reported in the annual Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report.

Not only does the Village test water for lead, so does the City of Chicago, which supplies drinking water from Lake Michigan to Roselle through the DuPage Water Commission. Lake Michigan water is treated for corrosion by the City of Chicago, making it less likely to transport lead. Residents who wish to have their water tested independently are recommended to use a state-certified laboratory, like Suburban Laboratories, Inc. in Geneva, IL, for accurate results. Contact the Public Works Water Division at (630) 671-2368 for more information on water testing.

Lead Service Lines in Roselle

This map (PDF) contains an inventory of buildings in Roselle that have a full lead service line, a partial lead service line, or a possible lead service line.