Check service line materials for properties that receive water directly from the City of Galesburg.

   



The data in this application is the most current information that the City has available for water service lines in the City of Galesburg. However, this data has not been verified in the field and could be inaccurate. To be certain what type of material your water service line is comprised of, please contact the Water Division at 345-3649 to schedule an appointment for a Water Division employee to inspect your water service line in your home.

The City of Galesburg does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of the information contained within the application.

The water service line is the responsibility of the property owner.  To find out more about lead service line replacement or to confirm your service line material, call the Water Division at 309/345-3649.

Steps You Can Take To Reduce Your Exposure To Lead In Your Water:
  1. Run your water to flush out lead. Run water for 1:30-2:00 minutes to flush lead from interior plumbing or until it becomes cold or reaches a steady temperature before using it for drinking or cooking, if it hasn’t been used for several hours.
  2. Use cold water for cooking and preparing baby formula. Do not cook with or drink water from the hot water tap; lead dissolves more easily in hot water. Do not use water from the hot water tap to make baby formula.
  3. Do not boil water to remove lead. Boiling water will not reduce lead.
  4. Look for alternative sources or treatment of water. You may want to consider purchasing bottled water or a water filter. Read the package to be sure the filter is approved to reduce lead or contact NSF International at 800-NSF-8010 or www.nsf.org for information on performance standards for water filters. Be sure to maintain and replace a filter device in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions to protect water quality.
  5. Test your water for lead. Call us at 309-345-3649 to find out how to get your water tested for lead.
  6. Get your child’s blood tested. Contact your local healthcare provider to find out how you can get your child tested for lead if you are concerned about exposure.
  7. Identify and replace plumbing fixtures containing lead. Brass faucets, fittings, and valves, including those advertised as “lead-free,” may contribute lead to drinking water. The law currently allows end-use brass fixtures, such as faucets, with up to 0.25% lead to be labeled as “lead-free.” Visit the website at www.nsf.org to learn more about lead-containing plumbing fixtures.
More information, including a 2015 water quality report and what you should know about lead in your drinking water, is available in the Public Works section of the City of Galesburg website.