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FLOOD WATCH NOTICE

Flood Watch Notice. The city is actively monitoring flood water prediction models. The city is expecting flood and ground water infiltration to start affecting basements on the west side of the 300 Block of downtown this SUNDAY JUNE 30th. It is likely that flood waters will continue to rise slightly through the week and will remain elevated for 1-2 weeks following. Water is predicted on several of the low-lying roads and areas near the river which will be shut-down for thru traffic during this time. Residents should continue to monitor the situation closely. At this time the flood prediction does not appear to require a flood wall. We are recommending those who wish to sandbag their basements for pumping efforts start to do so now. Sand and sand bag filling supplies are available next to the fire station. Questions regarding flood water infiltration and preparation are welcomed. Please call city hall 815-273-2251 ext. 306

EPA Water Service Line Survey

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, the city 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 for help by signing 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 report is currently only 53% complete on our city wide 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