Cook County, IL – Cook County has been awarded a significant grant Friday from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) for lead water line inventory.
The county received $610,000 through the Lead Service Line Inventory (LSLI) Grant Program. This program is part of a larger state initiative to comply with the Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act (LSLRN Act).
According to the Illinois EPA, the funding will aid various Cook County communities in developing a comprehensive inventory of their water service lines, focusing on identifying and replacing lead service lines.
Notable Cook County recipients include Bellwood, Berwyn, Palatine, and Skokie, each receiving $50,000. Other municipalities such as Matteson and Rolling Meadows were also awarded the maximum grant amount. The grants, ranging from $30,000 to $50,000, demonstrate the Illinois EPA’s commitment to safeguarding public health and ensuring clean drinking water across the county.