Bartlett finds high lead levels in some homes' water

Submitted by village of Bartlett
Posted2/27/2020 1:00 AM

In the course of routine sampling, the village of Bartlett found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some homes/buildings in the community and has notified those known to be impacted.

Lead is a naturally-occurring metal but can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and children 6 years and younger. It is rarely found in source water, but enters tap water through corrosion of plumbing materials. Homes built before 1986 are more likely to have lead pipes, fixtures and solder.


The village has met with the customers receiving tap water that exceeded the action level and provided them with faucet filters.

To see what you can do to reduce lead in your drinking water and learn what the village of Bartlett is doing to address this problem, please visit the village website,, or call Bartlett Public Works at (630) 837-0811.

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