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The City of DeKalb utilizes Corrosion Control Treatment (CCT) by adding a Phosphate blend to reduce the amount of corrosion or leaching of lead and copper from internal plumbing systems. Lead found in tap water usually comes from lead pipes, the corrosion of older fixtures or from the solder that connects pipes. When water sits in leaded pipes for several hours, lead may leach into the water supply. Please visit the following websites for more information. CDC http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tips/water.htm Opens a New Window. or EPA https://www.epa.gov/ground-water-and-drinking-water/basic-information-about-lead-drinking-water Opens a New Window. Should you have any further questions, please contact the DeKalb Water Division at (815) 748-8122.
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Typically water service lines are made from copper, lead or galvanized pipe. Check the link to see what your particular water service line may be constructed of.
Water bills are paid at the City Hall front desk between the hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
Payment can be in the form of cash, check or credit card. For your convenience there is a drop box located in the parking lot in the rear of City Hall for after hours use. Payments can also be made online.
For answers to any of the services above related to water billing, please contact Utility Billing at 815-748-2085 during regular City Hall hours.