2020 Water Quality Report
The City of West Chicago remains committed to maintaining and improving your water treatment and distribution systems. In demonstrating this commitment, we routinely test your tap water according to USEPA and IEPA health standards. In addition, our water treatment plant, which is now into its sixteenth year of operation, is allowing us to meet the drinking water quality standards set forth by the USEPA.
City crews were kept busy repairing these leaks. The repairs resulted in a reduction in the volume of treated water required by the City. A valve maintenance program keeps interruptions of service to our customers at a minimum and our fire hydrant maintenance program assures that there is adequate fire protection at any time. Water leaks are identified and repaired as quickly as possible.
City Staff also provides inspection services of water main improvements installed as part of private development projects to ensure regulatory compliance.
The City of West Chicago continues its commitment to provide our community with present and future infrastructure improvements of the highest standards, combined with sound fiscal decision-making.
These efforts assure all of our valued customers of the City’s commitment to providing a safe and reliable source of drinking water for years to come. If you have any questions, please feel free to attend a regularly scheduled City Council Meeting. The Council meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 475 Main Street, West Chicago.
WEST CHICAGO’S SOURCE WATER
The City of West Chicago uses groundwater provided by nine wells drilled into two different geological formations. These formations consist of the Ironton-Galesville and Silurian dolomite aquifers. An aquifer is a geological formation that contains water. The formations are comprised either of sandstone or dolomite.
The IEPA has performed an assessment of the City of West Chicago’s source water. Based on information obtained in a Well Site Survey, published in March 1997 by the Illinois EPA, sixteen potential sources or possible problem sites were identified within the survey area of West Chicago’s wells.
All Together Now
As recently as 2018, a group of business leaders, City officials, Community School District 33 administrators, staff and students gathered in a hallway at Turner School in West Chicago for a photo in front of the newest addition to the building - a water bottle filling station.
Through the coordinated efforts of the City of West Chicago's Mayor Ruben Pineda and District 33 Administration, every elementary school building now has one water bottle filling station and the Middle School has two.
Chicago branch of Jacobs (which manages the West Chicago Waste Water Treatment Facility)donated all of the stations, while Tom Loos, owner of Action Plumbing, Inc., of West Chicago and Guy Seemans of Associated Electrical Contractors, LLC., of Woodstock, made donations toward the installation of the necessary plumbing and electrical. Other individuals and groups that were instrumental to this effort, Maria Lenzi, of Jacobs, Healthy West Chicago, and the American Heart Association, were also present.
As Community School District 33 moves to adopt an updated Wellness Policy and the City of West Chicago supports the work of Healthy West Chicago, these water bottle filling stations are a huge step in supporting healthy choices by encouraging students and staff to drink more water and less sugar-sweetened beverages.
2020 Water Quality Report – .pdf 768kb The City of West Chicago has released the 2020 Water Quality Report which summarizes the quality of water that was provided to its customers during the 2020 calendar year. The report provides details about the sources of water, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set […]
The following press release is courtesy of DuPage County. The City of West Chicago is included as one of the 41 municipalities and townships working in partnership with DuPage County to meet water quality goals. Wheaton, IL – DuPage County Stormwater Management is currently accepting input on their Countywide Water Quality Program. Comments will be […]
Dear Water Customer/Property Owner/Tenant: The City of West Chicago needs to complete the watermain repairs started 11/2/2020 on Hawthorne Lane near the intersection of Pilsen Road, west of the CN/UP Railroad tracks. To finalize these repairs the water system between the CN/UP Railroad tracks and Harvester Road will again need to be shut down for […]
Dear Water Customer/Property Owner/Tenant: The City of West Chicago is currently experiencing a watermain break on Hawthorne Lane near the intersection of Pilsen Road, west of the CN/UP Railroad tracks. To repair said watermain break, the watermain system between the CN/UP Railroad tracks and Harvester Road will need to be shut down for several hours. […]
Water Quality Report 2019 – .pdf 5MB The City of West Chicago has released the 2019 Water Quality Report which summarizes the quality of water that was provided to its customers during the 2019 calendar year. The report provides details about the sources of water, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set […]
There is no higher priority for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to drinking water and wastewater to provide clarity to the public. The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the […]
This newsletter is to inform you that a water service interruption is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 12:00 a.m. The area affected will be all properties on Main Street and Turner Court between Washington Street and Center Street. The City of West Chicago Water Division will be replacing a broken water valve for […]
The purpose of this newsletter is to inform you that on Monday, May 16, 2016, the City of West Chicago awarded the 2016 Blair Street Roadway and Water Main Rehabilitation Project (Project) to Chicagoland Paving Contractors, Inc. (Chicagoland). Based upon a preliminary schedule provided by the Chicagoland, construction is anticipated to begin the week of […]