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Posted on: July 13, 2022

PFAS Not Detected in Village's Water System

Drinking Water

Recently there was an article in the Chicago Tribune regarding PFAS chemicals found in Illinois drinking water.  Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) is a group of man-made chemicals that spread to the environment and break down very slowly over time.  The term PFAS refers to a group of thousands of chemicals with a similar chemical structure.  They are found in many different consumer, commercial and industrial products. 

Indian Head Park's drinking water comes from Chicago.  Chicago's drinking water was sampled for chemicals within the PFAS group in 2014 during the US EPA Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule 3 and in 2020 as part of the Illinois EPA PFAS Study.  Both studies yielded non-detect results, which means if any PFAS were present, it was at such a low level that the laboratory instruments couldn't detect it.

Every year the Village tests its water system for contaminants and our water is safe.  To view 2021's CCR report, please click here. If you have any questions related to Indian Head Park's water system please call 708-246-3154.

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