Lead in Drinking Water Overview
The City of Evanston remains dedicated to reducing our community’s exposure to lead in drinking water by funding programs to replace water service lines and developing resources to keep residents informed on what they can do to mitigate health risks associated with lead. Homes built before 1986 are more likely to have plumbing materials that can contaminate drinking water with lead, putting residents at risk for severely impaired mental function and organ damage. It is important for residents to understand the dangers of lead and steps you can take to keep your family safe and healthy. Please take the time to review the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) lead in drinking water education video below. And to learn more about the history of lead in drinking water and its effects, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.