Welcome to the Lake County Public Water District Website.

The Lake County Public Water District presently provides drinking water to the City of Zion, the Village of Winthrop Harbor, and the State of Illinois Department of Natural Resources. (Illinois Beach State Park).

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Tap Water Information

The Water District understands that this is a stressful time for the communities it serves. Please know that the Lake County Public Water Districts staff is committed to taking all steps required to maintain a safe and reliable water service.

Below is further information for the consumer on its water supply.

  • You can continue normal use of tap
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that Americans continue to use and drink tap water as
  • COVID-19 has not been detected in drinking water
  • According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): “Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID- 19.” The World Health Organization adds that the “presence of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies “
  • Handwashing using tap water is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19. CDC and other health organizations recommend frequent handwashing for at least 20 seconds each time. Up-to-date information from EPA on COVID-19 and water can be found here.
  • Remember that your toilet should not be used as a trash can. Do not treat other items like toilet Please do not flush paper towels, “flushable” wipes, napkins, tampons, cotton balls, dental floss or other substances. Flushing nonbiodegradable items can result in backups and overflows.

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