How To Know If You Have Lead Pipes That Need To Be Replaced?

A new bill was signed by Gov. JB Pritzker making Illinois the third state in the nation to omit lead drinking water pipes, which can contaminate drinking water. Some water lines like Galvanized pipes are not 100% lead but should be replaced because of the high amount of lead used in the manufacturing process. Galvanized steel piping underground will eventually leak at some point with a life span between 30 and 70 years. We are now in a national lead-free requirement for all new plumbing fittings and pipes. The old water lines and fittings have varying amounts of lead used in the process but in order to be safe, we recommend that any old water line which can leech lead into the potable water supply be removed whenever able.

If you would like a free no-obligation quote from us to replace/repair your water service line or have a sewer line that needs to be repaired/replaced please call us at 217-586-7473.

Learn more about lead and drinking water at Illinois American Water.

Brief Overview of the Process:
  • Meet with you to discuss the situation and verify that the water lines should or shouldn't be replaced
  • Before beginning work, we contact the local utilities for an underground location of the existing service line
    • This includes, but is not limited to, gas, electricity, cable, telephone, high-speed internet, etc.
  • Once the pipe's location is determined, we go in and excavate the dirt along the same route as the old water service pipe, remove the old piping, and install a new water main pipe that has NO LEAD present in the manufacturing of the pipe
  • After installation, we have our work inspected and approved by the local plumbing inspector
  • After inspection, we replace the dirt or use fill material
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