Currently, the Village of Barrington is working on several water system improvements. Recently, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation called the Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act, which requires replacement of lead service lines. The Village of Barrington has secured grant funding from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to help cover the cost of the replacement program, which will come at no cost to any individual homeowner.
As such, the Village is required by law to inventory water service line material within the Village’s community water system and report the findings to the State. The main purpose of this inventory is to determine the number and location of water services constructed with lead and to present a long range plan for the replacement of those lines. Structures built prior to 1986 may have a water service line made of lead. The Village has created an online inventory/map of lead and copper water service lines for all residential, commercial, and institutional properties.
It is important to know that the Village annually tests the water for the presence of lead and lead is NOT found in the Village’s water source and it is NOT found in the Village’s treated drinking water. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) regulates lead in drinking water and the Village meets all requirements including adding polyphosphates to the water to help prevent lead from entering the water from lead pipes
Contact the Village of Barrington Public Works Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (847) 304-3362.