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EPA Lead Survey Assistance

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Water Service Line Inventory and Lead Replacement.  The EPA has mandated that cities locate and remove ALL lead water service lines. As a first step, Savanna is required to inventory all water service lines by October 16, 2024. 

Due to the upcoming deadline, the city is about to start a MONTHLY $50 FINE  to any water utility account holder that has not completed a Service Line Survey.  To avoid a monthly a fine residents can sign up for free assistance or complete the survey themselves.

Do you need ASSISTANCE? 
Resident who need help, can now sign up online SUBMIT A REQUEST / LEAD SURVEY ASSISTANCE OR by calling into Savanna City Hall at 815-273-2251 ext. 306.  Once your request for assistance is on file, a qualified plumbing specialist will schedule a date and time with you to come into your home to complete the survey for your property.  There is no cost to residents for this service.  If you are unsure about your property status, please call and the city can check for you.


For those who wish to complete the survey, A LINK TO THE ONLINE SURVEY is provided. *When filling out the online survey, be sure to include your address AND Savanna, IL 61074 to make sure your property is recorded correctly.  PAPER COPIES of the survey remain available and can be printed online or picked up and returned completed at city hall.

The city is only 53% complete on our inventory.  At this time, 9% of service lines have been confirmed as lead.  The cost estimate of replacement is between $1,200 and $12,000. Assistance is currently available through EPA grant dollars to help citizens replace their lead service lines at NO COST.  However, the longer we wait to apply the greater the risk of loosing this funding option.

Questions or concerns are welcomed.  The citizens awaiting financial assistance for lead line removal and replacement thank you for your effort. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE: SAVANNA LEAD SERVICE INFORMATION