Resources on Lead

General Information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Lead

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Lead

Lead in Drinking Water:

Lead and Copper Rule 101 - Three Part Series:  U.S. EPA's Office of Water is hosting a 3-part webinar series discussing the Lead and Copper Rule. These webinars will discuss requirements before and after an action level exceedance, as well as compliance determination and reporting requirements. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear from U.S. EPA's Lead and Copper Rule writers and managers. 

  • Part 1:  Before an Action Level Exceedance - June 15, 2017 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET
  • Part 2:  After an Action Level Exceedance - June 20, 2017, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET
  • Part 3:  Compliance Determination and Reporting - August 17, 2017 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Lead and Drinking Water

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Information about Lead in Drinking Water

American Water Works Association - Recommendation for Removal of Lead Service Lines 

American Water Works Association - Illinois Lead Information

Lead Consumer Notice for Water Line Disturbances

Testing for Lead in Drinking Water in Schools/Daycare Facilities:

IL Certified Laboratories for the Analysis of Lead in Drinking Water (8/10/17)

Illinois Department of Public Health - Lead in Water

Reports on Lead in Drinking Water:

Final Report on Lead in Public Water Systems (January 2017)

Preliminary Report on Lead in Public Water Systems (September 2016)

Lead Poisoning & Prevention:

Illinois Department of Public Health - Lead Poisoning Prevention

Lead-Based Paint Removal:

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency - Lead Based Paint