Lead Service Line Replacement Program

The Municipal Services Committee of the Village Board will meet on Tuesday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m. at Village Hall in the Committee Meeting Room. The Committee will discuss the Lead Service Line Replacement Program. Click here to view the Agenda and Packet.

The Village of Wilmette is in full compliance with all State and Federal regulations governing the control of lead and copper within public drinking water supplies.  The Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act signed by the Governor in 2022 requires that all lead service lines be replaced in Illinois.  Based on the current water service line inventory, Wilmette is expected to have approximately 2,200 service lines that must be replaced by 2044, at a rate of no less than 6% per year.  The estimated cost for this effort is between $44 million and $55 million.  The first draft of the Village’s Lead Service Line Replacement Plan is due to the IEPA by April 15, 2024 and is being reviewed by the Municipal Services Committee.