Galesburg City Council to Discuss Water Quality at Upcoming Work Session

April 22, 2016 03:45 PM
The Galesburg City Council will hold a work session on Monday, April 25, 2016 to discuss water quality. The meeting will focus on lead and your drinking water, which can be picked up in the lead service lines connecting some of the older homes and buildings in Galesburg. 
In the fall of 2015, the City found lead levels in drinking water in some homes that exceeded the federal lead action level. In accordance with the EPA, notices were sent to all water customers. Since then, the City has modified its corrosion control program to further reduce the lead level and will conduct additional testing.
The work session on Monday will bring together City of Galesburg and Knox County Health Department officials to discuss the issue of lead in drinking water, other lead hazards in the home and proposed solutions. The group will look at the challenges Galesburg is facing and the best well-rounded, short and long-term solutions for the residents of Galesburg. The work session will help guide the City’s response and measures that could be brought before the council for decisions in the future. 
The meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 25th at 5:30 p.m. in the Erickson Conference Room at City Hall, 55 West Tompkins Street. Resources for residents, including a tool to look-up the type of service line by address, are available on the City of Galesburg website. Information on health concerns related to lead exposure is available on the Knox County Health Department website


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