The City has two water pumping stations with 15 million gallons of underground water storage, plus a one million gallon water tower. The City purchases all of our drinking water from the City of Chicago. The water we purchase has been treated, and the City re-chlorinates the water before it is distributed to our customers. The City continually monitors and tests the drinking water for any possible contaminant and meets all the federal and state standards for drinking water. Once the water enters private property, the City has no jurisdiction.
Water may be discolored due to high usage, hydrant flushing, or water main breaks. Bad taste or odors in the water might be caused by algae problems from water purchased from Chicago, warmer water in the summer, leaving a garden hose on at the house valve, water not running during vacations, or not changing the water filter per the manufacturer's recommendations, or after a long vacation.
The City of Park Ridge is required by law to provide an annual water report and inform our customers on the quality of our drinking water. The City purchases all of its drinking water from the City of Chicago. If you have questions pertaining to this report, please call 847-318-5251.
Cross Connection Control
Aqua Backflow has been hired to oversee the City's backflow program. All test results must be submitted directly to them. For more information, please contact Aqua Backflow at 866-777-2124.