The LWV UMRR December 2 meeting featured speakers from the City of Rockford Water Division, talking about their programs. Many thanks to Nadine Miller and Jamie Rott for sharing their time and expertise!
Rockford’s drinking water source is groundwater; which is great in quality and is plentiful. While there is no lead naturally occurring in the City’s drinking water, lead may enter the drinking water through the corrosion of residential plumbing fixtures. The City implements an active and successful corrosion control program that prohibits lead (and other metals) from leaching from old fixtures and lead service lines into the drinking water. Read more at this link for additional information on the City’s Lead Service Line Replacement Program, and how residents can implement water quality management (WQM) in their home.
The City of Rockford Water Division encourages the full replacement of lead service lines on both public and private property. Property owners interested in replacing a lead service line can work with the Water Division to replace the entire service line from water main to meter. If a property owner meets specific requirements and agrees to pay for the service line replacement on private property, the City of Rockford Water Division will coordinate and replace the portion in the public space at the same time.