Lead Survey Project

The Village of Round Lake Beach has no lead water main in its distribution system. However, some homes that were constructed prior to the mid-1950’s may have a lead service line that connects their home to the water main. The Village of Round Lake Beach continues to correspond with property owners who may have lead service lines, based on specific criteria such as the age of the home, property demolition and reconstruction before 1990, or completion of a major remodel before 1995.

To inform the property owners about this situation, the Village has sent out letters to property owners along with going door-to-door to collect data. To see a copy of the letter, please click here. The Village is required to have the inventory completed by September 1, 2024.

Effective January 1, 2022, the Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act (Public Act 102-0613) mandates that the water system owners and operators, such as the Village of Round Lake Beach, create and maintain a record of lead service lines. Furthermore, they are required to develop a comprehensive plan for replacing these lines.

Understanding the Implications of the Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act

The Village of Round Lake Beach, in accordance with the State of Illinois, has a mandate to establish a comprehensive inventory of lead service lines within its water distribution system. Residents may send photos of existing water meters and connections and/or schedule inspections of the water meter and connections by Village staff or Gewalt-Hamilton & Associates who is aiding the Village in creating the inventory. In situations where property owners fail to respond to the survey or deny access for verification purposes, the Village may resort to excavating the buffalo-box to determine the service line material. Should this occur, the Village will conduct the excavation, replace the excavated material, and restore the site with black dirt and grass seed.

The process should take less than 5 minutes to complete. You may send photos to [email protected] along with your name, contact number, and the property address. If further action is required, Public Works staff will schedule a follow-up appointment for in-person verification. You may also call Public Works directly at 847-546-2351 to schedule an appointment if unsure or unable to get photos.

To view the current inventory in an interactive map, click here.

To learn how to identify your service line material, click here.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.