The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/covid-19.
Now, more than ever, it is vitally important that all Chicago residents have access to high-quality water. Frequent hand-washing is among the most effective ways individuals can protect themselves and their families from COVID-19.
As this report outlines, Chicago’s tap water meets or exceeds all standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for safe, clean drinking water. This report, issued annually, details information on only the results above detection limits for annual certified testing of Chicago’s drinking water. Included is a glossary of terms so that you understand exactly what the findings mean.
The City of Chicago Department of Water Management (DWM) continues to deliver almost one billion gallons daily of clean drinking water to residents of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. In order to minimize any contaminants- including lead- in our water, DWM keeps our water clean by:
I will continue to make it a priority of my administration to protect our exceptional water source, Lake Michigan, from polluters and invasive species and to create a strong, efficient water system that provides safe, clean drinking water for every Chicago resident.
Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot