Water Safety

We’re working to ensure everyone has access to clean, lead-free water.

There are approximately 686,000 known lead service lines in Illinois, with over 1 million more yet to be identified, according to the Illinois EPA. Lead in drinking water is an issue that must be addressed at the local, state, and federal level.

Addressing lead in drinking water affects various groups in different ways. Learn more about the work we’ve done to ensure everyone has clean, safe water to drink.

Testing your water for lead will definitely make a difference for the kids. It's so easy to test with resources such as this program.

M. Velez, Child Care Provider and Lead in Water Resource Program Participant