Water

Annual Drinking Water Report

Every year, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act (1996) ensures that every community water system serving at least 25 residents year round or has at least 15 service connections, provide a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). 

Below are three CCRs for the Lockport area: 

For more information, please visit the IEPA’s CCR page

Hydrant Flushing

City crews will be flushing hydrants starting September 9 and running until complete (fall), around mid-November. Signs will be posted when flushing will occur in your neighborhood.

Final Reading

If you are moving in or out of the City,  please contact the Water Department at (815) 838-0549. option 3, to order a “final” water reading. 

Homeowners selling the property will need to provide the following information:

  • Date of closing
  • Address to send the final bill
  • Property purchaser (if applicable) 

Renters vacating the property need to provide: 

  • Moving date
  • Address to send the final bill 
  • Landlord's contact information

Payment Options

Payments can be made at the Water Department located at 222 East 9th Street on the 2nd floor. You can also submit payments by mail or by using the drop box in the west parking lot for payments submitted before or after hours or on weekends. You can also pay utility bills at US Bank, 1103 E. 9th Street or BMO Harris Bank, 826 E. 9th Street.

You may also consider using:

RPZ Testing

RPZ Tracking is now being handled by CCRA Professional Services LLC. All RPZ reports should be submitted via their website. For questions, please contact Wyatt at (630) 450-7781 or Scott Green (815) 838-0549 x2307.

All homeowners that have a sprinkler system are required to submit an annual RPZ test report prior to activating their sprinkler system for the season. The RPZ test must be performed by a licensed plumber that has a cross-connector license as well.

Suspending Water Service While Home is Vacant

If you will be away from your residence for more than 30 days, you can put your water/sewer/garbage account on “hold”. A hold form will need to be completed and turned into the Water Department prior to your departure. In addition, your water service will be shut off at the street. 

There is a $50.00 turn on fee applied to your utility account. You will need to contact the Water Department when you return to your residence to set up a date and time to have the water (BBOX) turned back on and you will need to be present at the property when the Public Works employee arrives at your residence. 

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