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Illinois Drinking Water


Annual Report
The water you drink
Drinking water suppliers now provide reports (sometimes called consumer confidence reports) that tell where drinking water comes from, and what contaminants may be in it.

 Local information, such as contacts, case studies, and more on source water protection for your state can be found here.

To view the information about your drinking water supplier that is in EPA's database, please visit the Envirofacts page on your state.

If your drinking water comes from a private well, you are responsible for your water's safety.  EPA rules do not apply to private wells (although some state rules do), but EPA recommends that well owners have their water tested annually.  Contact your state to get a list of certified commercial laboratories that test drinking water.

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Where does drinking water come from?
To find out about the watershed that supplies your drinking water and how to protect it, click here. If your water comes from a ground water source, read about your state's ground water quality.Exit EPA Disclaimer

 

State drinking water offices
Illinois' drinking water program Exit EPA Disclaimer Illinois' source water program Exit EPA Disclaimer
Division of Public Water Supplies
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield, IL 62794-9276
217-785-8653
Division of Public Water Supplies
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
P.O. Box 19276
Springfield, IL 62794-9276
217-785-4787

 

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Compliance trends
Each state produces an annual report on trends among its drinking water systems. Illinois's report is not online, but read EPA's national summary to learn how to get a copy.

 

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Funds for safer water
States can use funds that the EPA makes available through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program to help their water suppliers improve drinking water quality. Find out more about Illinois' program. Exit EPA Disclaimer

 Local information, such as contacts, case studies, and more on source water protection for your state can be found here.

For general information on drinking water

Contact EPA's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

 

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