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Water Quality Report - 2011 Village of Broadview
The entire report is avavilable for download located in right column.
This annual Water Quality Report for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2011 is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the water system to provide safte drinking water. This year, as in years past, your tap water met all United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and state drinking water health standards. The Village of Broadview vigilantly safeguards its water supply and we are able to report taht the Village had no violations of contaminant level or of any other water quality standard in the previous year. This report summarizes the quality of water that we provided last year, including details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. We are committed to providing you with information because informed customers are our best allies.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water system, please contact our Public Works Director Mr. Matthew Ames at 708-681-3602. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water quality. If you would like to learn more, please feel welcome to attend any of our regulary scheduled Village Broad Meetings held on the first and third Monday of every month at 2350 South 25th Avenue at 7:30 PM.
The source of drining water used by the Village is Purchased Surface Water from Lake Michigan through the City of Chicago. Lake water is supplied to the Village's underground reservoirs. The Village then pumps water into its distribution system. We have included with this report information from the City of Chicago pertaining to Chicago's water monitoring.
The Illinois EPA completed the Source Water Assessment Program for the City of Chicago. The Illinois EPA implemented a Source Water Assessment Program (SWAP) to assist with watershed protection of public drinking water supplies. The SWAP inventories potential sources of contamination and determined the susceptibility of the source water to contamination and determined the susceptibility of the source water to contamination.
Source Water Location
The City of Chicago utilizes Lake Michigan as its source water via two water treatment plants. The Jardine Water Purification Plant serves the northern areas of the City of Chicago and suburbs, while the South Water Purification Plant serves the southen portions of the City and suburbs. Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake that is entirely contained within the United States. It borders Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin, and is the second largest Great Lake by volume with 1, 180 cubic miles of water and third largest by area.
Susceptibility to Contamination
The Illinois EPA considers all surface water sources of community water supply to be susceptible to potential pollution problems. The very nature of surface water allows contaminants to migrate into the intake with no protection only dilution. This is the reason for mandatory treatment of all surface water supplies in llinois. Chicago's offshore intakes are located at a distance that shoreline impacts are not usually considered a factor on water quallity. At certain times of the year, however, the potential for contamination exists due to wet-weather flows and river reversals. In addition, the placement of the crib structures may serve to attract waterfowl, gulls and tem that frequent the Great Lakes area, thereby concentrating fecal deposits at the intake and thus compromising the source water quality. Conversely, the shore intakes are highly susceptible to storm water runoff, marinas and shoreline point sources due to influx of groundwater to the lake.
Further information on the City of Chicago's water supply's Source Water Assessment Program is available by calling the City of Chicago, Department of Water Management at 312-744-6635.
In addition to the informational section of the Water Quality Report, we have included for your review several tables. The tables will give you a better picture of the contaminants that were detected in your water and the contaminants that were tested for but not dectected.