The nation’s community water departments have been mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency to identify every water customers’ service line (the water line coming into your residence) as well as the identification of your interior plumbing. Residents need to investigate the main water line that enters their dwelling and respond to East Peoria Public Works with the type of water line found on the inside as well as the material used for the majority of the interior plumbing.
It is very important that this information is submitted to Public Works. If a survey response is not received, Public Works crews will be forced to dig in a resident's yard to identify the water line.
In the following months, East Peoria Water Department personnel will also follow the EPA's mandate by identifying their water mains and lines as well.
Water Line Types
Look at the numbered items and the corresponding numbered item in the photo to determine the type of water line that enters your dwelling.
Lead - pipe resembles a snake that has swallowed a mouse and may be curved
Galvanized - has thicker, threaded fittings
Copper - the color of a penny and may have greenish corrosion
Plastic - usually black or blue in color and is smooth
Unknown - many times it is difficult to determine the type of pipe. A Public Works representative can be sent out to identify the pipe.
The EPA also requires identification of interior plumbing. A dwelling may have several different kinds of pipes. For this survey, please pick only one, which is the material that was primarily used.