Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and to protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. The Village has six personnel certified by the I.E.P.A. as licensed potable water operators. Our water source is ground water and we treat our water with aeration and ion exchange softening as well as chlorine and fluoride.
Water System Basic Information:
The water system consists of two main areas: Production and Distribution.
The Production System consists of three wells and three ion exchange & aeration facilities. Our total daily pumping capacity is 3400 GPM (4.9 million gallons per day). Well 2 water treatment plant (250,000 gallons) is located in Richton Hills, Well 3 water treatment plant (250,000 gallons) is located in Lakewood, and Well 4 water treatment plant (500,000 gallons) is located in Lincoln Crossings. There is no well number 1.
The Water Distribution System consists of approximately 42 mils of 6,8,10,12, & 16-inch water main. 650 fire hydrants and 600 water main-line valves. The distribution system also includes 3,500 water meters ranging in size from 3/4" to 3". Annual fire hydrant maintenance includes lubrication, flushing, and inspection. The water main valves are exercised on a three-year cycle. The department also repairs water main breaks and b-boxes as needed.