The Village of Lindenhurst maintains the water distribution system that is comprised of 2 elevated storage tanks, a receiving station for CLCJAWA Lake Michigan water, a reservoir, and Emergency Stand-by Wells. Lake Michigan water is delivered, pre-treated, to the receiving station through Central Lake County Joint Action Water Agency (CLCJAWA). In 2017, the Village switched to Lake Michigan water provided by the Central Lake County Joint Water Agency (CLCJAWA). CLCJAWA is composed of 13 members servicing 19 communities in Lake County, Illinois. To learn more about our provider, please visit the CLCJAWA website.

The pretreated water delivered to the receiving station is stored in the water reservoir and is ready for delivery. Based on system pressure, water is removed from the reservoir and stored inside the elevated storage tanks, where it is distributed into the miles of water main to the residence or businesses as demanded. Daily monitoring of the distribution is performed with required Illinois EPA samples taken as needed. These monitoring results are reported to the Illinois EPA and to our residents through the Consumer Confidence Report.
Residential Water Services
Water Meters
Every residential and business has a Neptune T-10 water meter that measures the amount of water consumed within the home or business. The meter's technology is time-proven for accuracy and dependability. The Neptune T-10 meter is comprised of three parts: a registry, a main case that is lead-free and high copper, and a nutating disc measuring chamber. 
The Buffalo Box, more commonly known as the b-box, is part of the water service line. The B-box is used to turn the water service to on and off to a property. B-boxes are usually located at the front of the property and must be accessible to Public Works at all times. 
Reduced Pressure Zone (RPZ)

Backflow prevention devices are used to protect the Village’s water supply from contaminants and pollutants. Common uses for backflow devices are fire sprinklers, lawn irrigation, chemical injectors, fountain drinking machines, machine shops, and car washes, to name a few. The backflow devices on these service lines will stop contaminants from flowing or siphoning back into the water mains. Residences or businesses that have these devices must have them tested annually by a licensed plumber that is certified to test RPZ’s. If you have an RPZ, you will be notified through our monitoring system via an email or letter from Backflow Solutions, Inc. Once the test has been completed, the proof of testing is uploaded and stored with Backflow Solutions Inc.

Hydrant Flushing

The Village flushes fire hydrants in early spring and early fall. A full list of hydrants to be flushed and estimated times are posted before flushing begins. Roadway signs are placed in the immediate area the day before the crew arrives.

If there is hydrant flushing in your area, you may experience rusty water or a temporary change of water pressure during this process. If you notice rust in the water, let your water run for a few minutes until it clears. Avoid doing laundry when rust is visible in the water. If the discoloration continues, please notify the Village at 847-356-8252 for further assistance.

Repairs to Water Mains
There are many situations that may cause a main break, such as water surges, bad water main pipe, corrosion from surrounding soil conditions, settlement of the surrounding soils, damage due to improper bedding of water main pipe, nicked or scraped pipe by equipment, large boulders pushed on top of pipe, or loose service clamps from expansion and contraction of the pipe with fluctuating water temperatures. Water main breaks are not necessarily a geyser of water; sometimes, water will leak at the surface or run underground and may not be found for some time.

If you notice what you think to be a main break, please contact the Village at 847-356-8252 during regular business hours, 8:30-4:30 Monday- Friday, or the Police Department at 847-356-5400 after business hours.