Where does the Village of Park Forest get its water?
The Village is supplied by ground water pumped from six wells drilled approximately 340 feet deep into a dolomite limestone aquifer. The wells are all located within a one-mile radius of the Village’s Drinking Water Treatment Plant. Ground water is pumped from the wells to the plant where it is treated using a lime and soda ash softening process. The treated water is also filtered using anthracite and sand. Chlorine is added as a disinfectant, fluoride is added to help prevent tooth decay, and phosphates are added to help inhibit corrosion. Drinking water is then pumped from the plant to the consumer through 72 miles of underground drinking water mains.

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1. Where does the Village of Park Forest get its water?
2. Does the Village of Park Forest test for lead?
3. How likely are Park Forest residents to be at risk from lead in their drinking water?
4. How does lead get into drinking water?
5. What does the Village of Park Forest do to prevent elevated lead levels?
6. What are the chances the Village’s old water mains are adding lead to the drinking water supply?
7. Do water main breaks or construction increase lead levels
8. What would be the most likely source of lead in my home’s tap water?
9. If my home has a lead service line, can it be replaced?
10. Should I test my drinking water for lead?
11. What are the health effects of lead in drinking water?
12. What measures can I take to reduce the lead in my home’s drinking water?
13. Where can I find more information?