The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) requires all water systems in the State of Illinois have an effective Cross-Connection Control Program. Cross-connections within the public water supply are a serious concern, as they can allow contaminants or pollutants to enter the public water system through what is called “backflow”. Backflow occurs when a drop in water pressure causes your water to flow in the opposite direction. This can allow contaminated or polluted water to flow back into your drinking water. Given IEPA regulations and the dangers that exist from unprotected cross-connections, it is necessary to establish and maintain an effective cross-connection control program to protect both the integrity of the Village of Gurnee water supply as well as to protect our water customers.
A vital step in this program is a comprehensive survey of the water system to determine where cross-connections exist. We request your assistance to help us comply with this IEPA requirement by asking you to complete the below survey.