Illinois announces $4.1 million to Sycamore for service line replacement

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Chicago Construction News staff writer

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) has announced $4,111,200 in funding to the City of Sycamore to replace lead service lines.

“As a result of the Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act, which became effective January 1, 2022, owners and operators of Illinois community water supplies have been working to develop comprehensive water service line material inventories and replacement plans,” said Illinois EPA Director John J. Kim. “Sycamore is just one example of many communities that are identifying and replacing lead service lines with funding available through Illinois EPA’s State Revolving Fund. We look forward to our continued work with our communities working to address this important issue.”

The city plans to replace 365 lead services lines within the community with the funding.

The latest funding is provided through the Illinois EPA’s State Revolving Fund. This is the second lead service line replacement project Illinois EPA has funded for the city. Illinois EPA announced over $1.6 million in funding in February 2022 to fund the replacement of approximately 120 lead service lines.

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