Where do I find information concerning lead in drinking water?
The City of DeKalb utilizes Corrosion Control Treatment (CCT) by adding a Phosphate blend to reduce the amount of corrosion or leaching of lead and copper from internal plumbing systems. Lead found in tap water usually comes from lead pipes, the corrosion of older fixtures or from the solder that connects pipes. When water sits in leaded pipes for several hours, lead may leach into the water supply. Please visit the following websites for more information.
Should you have any further questions or would like to have your home sampled, please contact the DeKalb Water Division Laboratory at (815) 748-8134.

CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tips/water.htm
EPA: https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking

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1. How much water does the average person use per day?
2. Do I need a water softener?
3. Where do I find information concerning lead in drinking water?
4. How do I know what material was used for my water service line?
5. Is bottled water better?
6. Where do I pay my water bill or make account changes?
7. What type of water treatment does the City provide?
8. Where does our water come from?