Neighborhood Water Service Line Replacement

Phase 2

The Water Department continues its second phase of the Neighborhood Water Line Replacement Program. Our goal is to improve water quality at the customer’s service tap which existing lines are comprised of lead. A contract was awarded under Phase II of this program to Calumet City Plumbing to replace approximately 380 lead lines throughout the Superfund Zoned Areas 2 & 3, which project commenced in November 2018.

All work performed is at no charge to the property owner as Honorable Anthony Copeland, Mayor worked diligently with the State to obtain funds for this project. 

Program Participation

It is requested that if you own a home or property within the targeted areas, Zones 2 and 3, and have not signed a consent form to replace your lead line and scheduled your appointment to do so as soon as possible as funding is limited. 

Please contact Calumet City Plumbing to schedule your appointment for replacement of your water service line at 708-868-0074, ext. 614 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

In order to participate in this program, your property has to have clearance and/or remediated by the Environmental Protection Agency. If you have already participated in this program, please disregard this notice

Scope of Work

This work shall of providing all materials, labor, tools, equipment, and services required to install new water service lines originating at the water main and terminating inside the residences or commercial buildings.

The intent of this work is that the Contractor minimize open excavations by beginning work inside the buildings and boring water service lines from the inside of the buildings to the water mains unless otherwise directed by the Engineer. Open excavations for curb stops, meter pits, and roadway excavation shall be limited to only that required to complete the new water service line connections. If access inside the residences or commercial buildings is not available, then no new water service lines will be provided. Access Agreements will be acquired by the City prior to any work being done on private property.

All work will be coordinated with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in regard to possible soil contamination in the working area and the Contractor shall follow and all regulations or requirements as specified by the EPA. Work hours shall be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. unless otherwise directed by the Engineer.

General Areas of Work

The general area of the work are Superfund Zones 2 and 3 which is the area bordered by:

  • SR 312 or East Chicago Avenue to the North
  • Parrish Avenue to the East
  • East 151st Street and East 149th Place to the South
  • Aster Avenue and Private Street to the West

Completed Properties

15 out of 380 properties have been completed as of January 2019.

Completion of Work

The work shall be completed by November 30, 2019.