Recent news about contaminated drinking water in Chicago may understandably leave people wondering about the possibility of lead the Riverwoods water system. We offer the following to help address those concerns.

Lead water services are not uncommon in the older systems in the Chicago region and were used in homes built before lead was banned in 1986. The Riverwoods public water system, however, uses copper service lines almost exclusively. In addition, our water supplier, the Village of Northbrook, adds a small amount of a chemical to the treated water that bonds to the inside of pipes to control corrosion. Finally, the Village of Riverwoods tests water for lead at the tap and provides those test results to the Illinois EPA regularly. The tests have never indicated actionable lead levels.

If you would like an assessment of the water in your home, you can get your water tested by the Lake County Environmental Laboratory. For more information, contact Stefanie Ladao at 847-377-7744



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Notification System

The Village of Riverwoods utilizes Blackboard Connect service for emergency resident notification side-by-side with the Village non-emergency resident email database. As a resident or business you can opt-in to emergency messages, non-emergency messages or both.

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