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Is Aurora Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 7:47 pm, July 29, 2022

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Aurora?

Yes, Aurora's tap water is generally considered safe to drink as Aurora has no active health based violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) that we are aware of. Other factors such as lead piping in a home, or low levels of pollutants on immunocompromised individuals, should also be considered, however. To find more recent info we might have, you can check out our boil water notice page or the city's water provider website.

According the EPA’s ECHO database, from April 30, 2019 to June 30, 2022, Aurora's water utility, Aurora, had 0 violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. For more details on the violations, please see our violation history section below. This assessment is based on the Aurora water system, other water systems in the city may have different results.

While tap water that meets the EPA health guidelines generally won’t make you sick to your stomach, it can still contain regulated and unregulated contaminants present in trace amounts that could potentially cause health issues over the long-run. These trace contaminants may also impact immunocompromised and vulnerable individuals.

The EPA is reviewing if it’s current regulations around pollutant levels in tap water are strict enough, and the health dangers posed by unregulated pollutants, like PFAS.

Water Quality Report for Aurora Tap Water

The most recent publicly available numbers for measured contaminant levels in Aurora tap water are in its 2020 Water Quality Report. As you can see, there are levels which the EPA considers to be acceptable, but being below the maximum allowable level doesn’t necessarily mean the water is healthy.

Lead in tap water, for example, is currently allowed at up to 15ppb by the EPA, but it has set the ideal goal for lead at zero. This highlights how meeting EPA standards doesn’t necessarily mean local tap water is healthy.

EPA regulations continue to change as it evaluates the long term impacts of chemicals and updates drinking water acceptable levels. The rules around arsenic, as well as, lead and copper are currently being re-evaluated.

There are also a number of "emerging" contaminants that are not currently. For example, PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), for which the EPA has issued a health advisory. PFAS are called "forever chemicals" since they tend not to break down in the environment or the human body and can accumulate over time.

We recommend looking at the contaminants present in Aurora's water quality reports, or getting your home's tap water tested to see if you should be filtering your water.

Aurora Tap Water Safe Drinking Water Act Violation History - Prior 10 Years

Below is a ten year history of violations for the water system named Aurora for Aurora in Illinois. For more details please see the "What do these Violations Mean?" section below.

Is there Lead in Aurora Water?

Based on the EPA’s ECHO Database, 90% of the samples taken from the Aurora water system, Aurora, between sample start date and sample end date, were at or below, 0.014 mg/L of lead in Aurora water. This is 93.3% of the 0.015 mg/L action level. This means 10% of the samples taken from Aurora contained more lead.

While Aurora water testing may have found 0.014 mg/L of lead in its water, that does not mean your water source has the same amount. The amount of lead in water in a city can vary greatly from neighborhood to neighborhood, or even building to building. Many buildings, particularly older ones, have lead pipes or service lines which can be a source of contamination. To find out if your home has lead, we recommend getting you water tested.

No amount of lead in water is healthy, only less dangerous. As lead accumulates in our bodies over time, even exposure to relatively small amounts can have negative health effects. For more information, please check out our Lead FAQ page.

Are there PFAS in Aurora Tap Water?

Currently, testing tap water for PFAS isn’t mandated on a national level. We do have a list of military bases where there have been suspected or confirmed leaks. There appears to be at least one military base - O'Hare Air Reserve Station - near Aurora with suspected leaks.

With many potential sources of PFAS in tap water across the US, the best information we currently have about which cities have PFAS in their water is this ewg map, which you can check to see if Aurora has been evaluated for yet.

Our stance is better safe than sorry, and that it makes sense to try to purify the tap water just in case.

What do these Violations Mean?

Safe Drinking Water Act Violations categories split into two groups, health based, and non-health based. Generally, health based violations are more serious, though non-health based violations can also be cause for concern.

Health Based Violations

  1. Maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) - maximum allowed contaminant level was exceeded.
  2. Maximum residual disinfectant levels (MRDLs) - maximum allowed disinfectant level was exceeded.
  3. Other violations (Other) - the exact required process to reduce the amounts of contaminants in drinking water was not followed.

Non-Health Based Violations

  1. Monitoring and reporting violations (MR, MON) - failure to conduct the required regular monitoring of drinking water quality, and/or to submit monitoring results on time.
  2. Public notice violations (Other) - failure to immediately alert consumers if there is a serious problem with their drinking water that may pose a risk to public health.
  3. Other violations (Other) - miscellaneous violations, such as failure to issue annual consumer confidence reports or maintain required records.

SDWA Table Key

Field Description
Compliance Period Dates of the compliance period.
Status Current status of the violation.
  • Resolved - The violation has at least one resolving enforcement action. In SDWIS, this indicates that either the system has returned to compliance from the violation, the rule that was violated was no longer applicable, or no further action was needed.
  • Archived - The violation is not Resolved, but is more than five years past its compliance period end date. In keeping with the Enforcement Response Policy, the violation no longer contributes to the public water system's overall compliance status. Unresolved violations are also marked as Archived when a system ceases operations (becomes inactive).
  • Addressed - The violation is not Resolved or Archived, and is addressed by one or more formal enforcement actions.
  • Unaddressed - The violation is not Resolved or Archived, and has not been addressed by formal enforcement.
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Health-Based? Whether the violation is health based.
Category Code
The category of violation that is reported.
  • TT - Treatment Technique Violation
  • MRDL - Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level
  • Other - Other Violation
  • MCL - Maximum Contaminant Level Violation
  • MR - Monitoring and Reporting
  • MON - Monitoring Violation
  • RPT - Reporting Violation
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Code A full description of violation codes can be accessed in the SDWA_REF_CODE_VALUES (CSV) table.
Contaminant Code A code value that represents a contaminant for which a public water system has incurred a violation of a primary drinking water regulation.
Rule Code Code for a National Drinking Water rule.
  • 110 - Total Coliform Rule
  • 121 - Surface Water Treatment Rule
  • 122 - Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
  • 123 - Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
  • 130 - Filter Backwash Rule
  • 140 - Ground Water Rule
  • 210 - Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 220 - Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 230 - Total Trihalomethanes
  • 310 - Volatile Organic Chemicals
  • 331 - Nitrates
  • 332 - Arsenic
  • 333 - Inorganic Chemicals
  • 320 - Synthetic Organic Chemicals
  • 340 - Radionuclides
  • 350 - Lead and Copper Rule
  • 410 - Public Notice Rule
  • 420 - Consumer Confidence Rule
  • 430 - Miscellaneous
  • 500 - Not Regulated
  • 111 - Revised Total Coliform Rule
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Rule Group Code Code that uniquely identifies a rule group.
  • 120 - Surface Water Treatment Rules
  • 130 - Filter Backwash Rule
  • 140 - Groundwater Rule
  • 210 - Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 220 - Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 230 - Total Trihalomethanes
  • 310 - Volatile Organic Chemicals
  • 320 - Synthetic Organic Chemicals
  • 330 - Inorganic Chemicals
  • 340 - Radionuclides
  • 350 - Lead and Copper Rule
  • 400 - Other
  • 500 - Not Regulated
  • 110 - Total Coliform Rules
  • 410 - Public Notice Rule
  • 420 - Consumer Confidence Rule
  • 430 - Miscellaneous
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Rule Family Code Code for rule family.
  • 100 - Microbials
  • 200 - Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule
  • 300 - Chemicals
  • 400 - Other
  • 500 - Not Regulated
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For more clarification please visit the EPA's data dictionary.

Aurora Water - Frequently Asked Questions

To contact customer service for the Aurora water provider, Aurora, please use the information below.
AURORA, IL, 60507
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Starting Your Service

Moving to a new house or apartment in Aurora means you will often need to put the water in your name with Aurora. In order to put the water in your name, please click the link to the start service form below. Start service requests for water bills typically take two business days.

Start Service Form

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Leaving your house or apartment in Aurora means you will likely need to take your name off of the water bill with Aurora. In order to take your name off the water bill, please click the link to the stop service form below. Stop service for water bills requests typically take two business days.

Stop Service Form

Is Aurora Tap Water Safe to Drink? Tap water & safety quality

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.38 in USD (1.5-liter)


Aurora tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 30% Low
  • Water Pollution 25% Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 70% High
  • Water Quality 75% High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Aurora, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Related FAQS

Aurora Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report)

The EPA mandates that towns and cities consistently monitor and test their tap water. They must report their findings in an annual Consumer Confidence Report. Below is the most recent water quality report from Aurora's Water. If you would like to see the original version of the report, please click here.



Water Production Division - Reporting Year 2020

David Schumacher, P.E., Superintendent of Water Production | Robert Leible, Assistant Superintendent Phone Number: (630) 256-3250 | Fax Number: (630) 256-3259 | Website:

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This report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the City of Aurora Water

Production Division to provide safe drinking water.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the Water Production Division staff works around the clock to maintain the high quality and safety of Aurora’s award-winning tap water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water supply systems. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. To confirm that your tap water meets U.S. EPA regulations, we regularly submit water samples for laboratory analysis. This report summarizes contaminants found in testing during 2020. No drinking water quality violations were recorded during 2020 for the City of Aurora. All monitoring and reporting requirements were also met.


Ferric Chloride

Cationic Polymer


Fluoride & Chlorine





































Claricone Reactor

Helical Flow

Activated Carbon



Head Tanks & Aerator

Clarifier & Softener

Recarbonation Tanks

& Sand Filters





Assessment Summary

Water Production Division

The source water assessment for the City of Aurora was completed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (lEPA) in 2003. This assessment, and other informational requests, can be addressed by calling the Water Production Division at (630) 256-3250. To view a summary of the completed Source Water Assessment, including: Importance of Source Water; Susceptibility to Contamination Determination; and documentation/ recommendation of Source Water Protection Efforts, you may access the IEPA website at www. The Fox River water source is considered vulnerable to contamination. IEPA considers all surface water sources of community water supply to be susceptible to potential contamination. Therefore certain treatment processes are mandatory for all surface water supplies in Illinois. These include coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, and disinfection, all of which are provided by Aurora.

IEPA has determined Aurora’s shallow well water source is susceptible to volatile organic chemical (VOC) and synthetic organic chemical (SOC) contamination based on the unconfined nature of the sand and gravel aquifer and proximity of potential sources of contamination. As such, the IEPA has provided a 5-year capture zone delineation for this source. The deep well water source is not susceptible to inorganic chemicals (lOC), VOC, or SOC contamination. This determination is based on monitoring conducted at the wells, monitoring conducted at the entry point to the distribution system, and the available hydrogeologic data for the wells.

Sources of water for the Aurora Water Treatment Plant include surface water from the Fox River and a blend of water from several shallow wells and deep wells, which draw from the Cambrian-Ordovician Aquifer system.

Plant Capacity: The Aurora Water Treatment Plant is capable of fully treating 36.5 million gallons of water per day.

Treatment and Distribution System: Well water is pumped to the plant through a collector line where it is combined with Fox River water. The water is then lime-softened, fluoridated, filtered, disinfected and discharged into reservoirs with a total storage capacity of 6 million gallons. From there, the water is pumped into the distribution system by pumps located at the plant. Next, the water travels through a series of pipes ranging in size from 4 inches to 36 inches in diameter on its way to your tap. Nine storage tanks located throughout the city provide 17.5 million gallons of storage and maintain adequate pressure.

Tap Water Information

  • Has a pH level of 8.9-9.2 and a chloramine disinfectant residual of 2-3 mg/liter
  • Has an average hardness of 120 -140 mg/liter (7-8 grains per gallon)
  • Has a fluoride content of 0.7 mg/liter as required by the Illinois Department of
    Public Health


for Water Quality Test Results

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal

(MCLG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL):

The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level

Goal (MRDLG): The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level

(MRDL): The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

Action Level Goal (ALG): The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. ALGs allow for a margin of safety.

Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

ppm or mg/L: one ounce in 7,350 gallons of water – or parts per million or milligrams per liter.

ppb or ug/L: one ounce in 7,350,000 gallons of water – or parts per billion or micrograms per liter.

pCi/L: picoCuries per Liter - measurement of radioactivity.

NTU: Nephelometric Turbidity Unit – measurement of solids in water.

N/A: not applicable.

Oocysts/L: The number of Cryptosporidium organisms per Liter of water tested.

Treatment Technique: A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

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Presidents Award

The City of Aurora is proud to recognize the achievement of the Aurora Water Production Division in providing some of the nation’s safest, cleanest drinking water to the city’s residents.

The Aurora Water Production Division has been honored with the Presidents Award from the Partnership for Safe Water, a national initiative to improve the quality of drinking water. The Aurora Water Treatment Facility is one of about 70 surface water treatment plants nationwide to achieve and document the exceptional water quality required to earn the Presidents Award. This places the Aurora Water Treatment Facility in the top half of the top 1 percent of surface water treatment plants in the United States.

The optimization of individual filter performance is a key water quality performance goal of the Partnership for Safe Water’s Treatment Plant Optimization program. The Presidents Award recognizes the highest possible and most stringent level of individual filter performance and is an outstanding achievement.


United States EPA

The City of Aurora is a partner in the U.S. EPA’s WaterSense program, which is a voluntary nationally recognized program that promotes water conservation and efficiency. The program also provides reliable information on water efficient products and practices. Look for the WaterSense label on products which will be 20% more efficient and perform as well or better than conventional products. To find more information go to the WaterSense website at


Sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and in some cases, radioactive material. Water can also pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Pesticides and herbicides which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses.

Microbial contaminants such as viruses, protozoa, and bacteria, which may come from wastewater treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.

Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and may also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff, and septic systems.

Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which may occur naturally or result from urban storm runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.

Radioactive contaminants, which may occur naturally or result from oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure tap water is safe to drink, the U.S. EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water produced by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.

We want our valued customers to be informed about their water quality. If you would like to learn more, please contact the Water Production Division at 6302563250, visit the Water Production Division’s webpage:, or attend a regularly scheduled city committee meeting.


The following tables contain scientific terms and measures, some of which may require explanations. Definitions of terms used below are listed on the previous page.


Lead & Copper

Date Sampled


Action Level (AL)

90th Percentile

# Sites Over AL



Likely Source of Contamination


















Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood

preservatives; Corrosion of household plumbing.


























Corrosion of household plumbing systems;

Erosion of natural deposits.


















If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Aurora cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours in your home’s pipes, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800 426-4791) or at For detailed information on lead in drinking water, please visit the city’s webpage on lead in drinking water at


Disinfectants &

Date Collected

Highest Level

Range of Levels





Likely Source of Contamination



























Water additive used to control microbes.










Haloacetic Acids




No goal for




By-product of drinking water disinfection.


the total

















(TTHM) Total




No goal for




By-product of drinking water disinfection.


the total


















Date Collected

Highest Level

Range of Levels





Likely Source of Contamination



























Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal

refineries; Erosion of natural deposits.


























Discharge from steel and pulp mills; Erosion of natural



























Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes

strong teeth; Dischargefrom fertilizer and aluminum factories.


















Nitrate (Measured








Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks,

as Nitrogen)

sewage; Erosion of natural deposits.

























Erosion from naturally occuring deposits; Used in water



softener regeneration.


















*There is not a state or federal MCL for sodium. Monitoring is required to provide information to consumers and health officials that are concerned about sodium intake due to dietary precautions. If you are on a sodium restricted diet, you should consult a physician about this level of sodium in the water.



Total Coliform MCl

Highest Number

Fecal Coliform or E. Coli MCL

Total Number of Positive E. Coli or


Likely Source of Contamination

of Positive

Fecal Coliform Samples














5% of monthly samples are positive





Naturally present in the environment.










Limit (Treatment Technique)

Level Detected


Likely Source of Contamination






Highest single measurement




Soil runoff.






Lowest monthlty % meeting limit

0.3 NTU



Soil runoff.






Turbidity is a measurement of the cloudiness of the water caused by suspended particles. We monitor it because it is a good indicator of water quality and the effectiveness of our filtration system and disinfectants.

Total Organic Carbon: The percentage of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) removal was measured each month and the system met all TOC removal requirements set, unless a TOC violation is noted in the violations section.



Date Sampled

Average level


Raw Source Water Informational Statement















Cryptosporidium is a microbial parasite found in surface water throughout the U.S. Although filtration removes cryptosporidium, the most commonly





used filtration methods cannot guarantee 100 percent removal. Aurora’s monitoring of the Fox River indicates the presence of these organisms.





Current test methods do not permit determination of the organisms viability; the ability to cause disease. Symptoms of infection include nausea,





diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Most healthy individuals can overcome the disease within a few weeks. However, immunocompromised people are





at greater risk of developing life-threatening illness. Immunocompromised individuals are encouraged to consult their doctors regarding appropriate





precautions to avoid infections. Cryptosporidium must be ingested to cause disease and it may be spread through means other than drinking water.






The IEPA requires Aurora to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these compounds do not change frequently. Thus, some

data, though accurate, is more than one year old.

Aurora Water Treatment Facility

In December 2020, two discrete, duplicate follow-up samples were also collected. All samples were tested for 18 PFAS compounds.

This data is not included in this report, but it is available at the following website https://www.aurora-­ or by contacting the Water Production Division at (630) 256-3250.

More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be

obtained by calling the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SAFE DRINKING WATER HOTLINE (800) 426-4791.


The City of Aurora was required to sample and test for all the contaminants listed in the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rules (UCMR2, UCMR3 and UCMR4) from 2009 to 2019. The results of this monitoring are not included in this report, but are available upon request by contacting the Water Production Division at (630) 256-3250. The purpose of unregulated contaminant monitoring is to assist the U.S. EPA in determining the occurrence of unregulated contaminants in drinking water and whether future regulation is warranted.


The City of Aurora also samples for many other compounds on a voluntary basis that are not regulated. Some of the general categories of data collected include inorganic compounds, volatile organic compounds, synthetic organic compounds, bacteria levels, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, algal toxins, and several others. This data is not included in this report, but is available upon request by contacting the Water Production Division at (630) 256-3250.


The City of Aurora maintains emergency back-up wells. These wells are sampled and tested monthly. This data is not included in this report, but is available upon request by contacting the Water Production Division at (630) 256-3250.


PFAS are a group of approximately 5,000 human-made substances that have been manufactured in the United States since the 1940s for their unique oil and water-resistant properties. This has resulted in PFAS being released into the air, water, and soil.

Neither the state IEPA nor the federal U. S. EPA have yet developed enforceable drinking water standards for PFAS. As part of a state-wide PFAS drinking water investigation, the City of Aurora was notified in September 2020 that the IEPA would be testing all community water supplies in Illinois for the presence of PFAS. In November 2020, the IEPA collected an initial finished water sample at Aurora’s water treatment plant.


Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of contaminants. The mere presence of contaminants in drinking water does not necessarily represent a health risk.

Some people may be more vulnerable to certain contaminants than the general population. Immunocompromised people, such as cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, organ transplant recipients, people with HIV/ AIDS or other immune system disorders, and some senior citizens and infants can be particularly at risk of infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

U.S. EPA/Center for Disease Control guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the SAFE DRINKING WATER HOTLINE (800) 426-4791.

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Aurora cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours in your home’s pipes, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for at least 30 seconds before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at

For more detailed information on lead in drinking water, please visit the city’s webpage on lead in drinking water at Drinking-Water.



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Odd Addresses on Odd Days

Even Addresses on Even Days



EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO). For the latest quarter assessed by the U.S. EPA (January 2019 - March 2019), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.

Utility details

  • Serves: 171000
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Surface water
  • Total: 21

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Bromoform
  • Chloroform
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromochloromethane
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Nitrate
  • Nitrate and nitrite
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • 1%2C4-Dioxane
  • Barium
  • Chlorate
  • Chromium (total)
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Fluoride
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Molybdenum
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium


Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

Sources and Resources

Aurora Tap Water

If you live in Aurora, Illinois, one thing you can count on is that you will be able to receive clean, drinkable water from your public treatment facility. The general treatment facilities in Aurora are required by law to filter their water before it is sent out for distribution. This is so that people living in Aurora or the surrounding areas are not affected by toxins found in tap water. Some of the more common toxins found in tap water are pesticides, herbicides, pharmaceutical drugs, and cancer-causing carcinogens. The European Union has banned many of the chemicals that have been found in tap water in the United States. This does not mean that you cannot receive treatment if you live in Aurora, but it simply means that you have to find a different provider.

There are private companies that provide public treatment in Aurora. If you are looking for clean, purified water free of toxins, you might want to look into using a company that delivers water purification services. These companies offer safe, healthy water for all of your household needs and most often provide the water directly to your home.

Using their services, you will not have to worry about the possible side effects of drinking chlorinated water. You will also not have to deal with the chemicals used to get rid of dirt, rust, and other contaminants that might appear in the water. All of these things can prove dangerous to your health, and some are even deadly. Since there are too many risks involved with using chlorinated water, it is much better to use a company that can purify the water in your home safely.

Aurora Drinking Water

Aurora, IL is a small town on the southern shores of Lake Michigan, just south of the state’s beautiful Ozark Mountains. It is a quaint little city that is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. Growing up in this area and watching my mother and other family members use the filtered water from their faucets at home. Although we had a natural water source, it was still a delightful thing to do, and if you were lucky, you might have even seen a little in your cup at one time! It’s a shame that such a beautiful thing has to be destroyed by people’s destructive actions.

When I was young, I used to look forward to going on the many fishing trips with my father and grandfather. As a child, I did not understand how dangerous the lake water could be, but I knew that I did not want to get sick or hurt while out on my boat or fishing. This is why we always tried to install a filter on our faucet to drink freely and safely. After years of doing this, I realized just how wrong I was!

Water that smells like fish tastes like fish and smells like fish…is not fish! I am sure that my Grandpa would never have dreamed of buying a filtration system for his home if he had known what the effects could be. That is precisely why I feel strongly about having a public filter installed in every home in the United States. The quality of our drinking water is already a thing of great concern, and if we do not start putting filtration systems in place today, the problems will only worsen in the future.

Aurora Water Treatment

Aurora is located on the southeastern shores of Chicago, Illinois. It is conveniently located near Oak Lawn, Joliet, Hoffman Estates, and Calumet City. The Aurora area is known for its wide range of homes and businesses and the scenic beauty of the C & W Railway and the northern part of Lake Michigan. This abundance of residents is the abundance of freshwater, which is readily available year-round through the several public water treatment plants throughout the city. This makes Aurora IL water treatment facilities one of the best in the country, and they are ranked among the top five in the world.

One of the most critical aspects of water treatment in Aurora is that it must meet certain Illinois Department of Health standards. These guidelines must be followed when the city adds any new treatment facility or expands an existing one. The guidelines are in place to ensure that the water treated in the Aurora area stays healthy for the residents. A company that follows these guidelines is easy to spot. It should be a company that has been in business for years and has the experience necessary to provide outstanding service.

A comprehensive water treatment system is one of the best ways to keep your family safe. Such an approach will reduce chlorine levels in the drinking water, thus giving you and your family peace of mind and added comfort. It will also reduce the risk of illness from drinking contaminated water. This type of water treatment’s health benefits can go far beyond improving your and everyone else’s health. The minerals found in water, such as calcium and magnesium, are excellent for strengthening the bones. A good water treatment system will also give you a more radiant appearance to the skin.

Aurora Water

You should know that these homes are usually located right on the water, so if you own your boat, then you can get a lot of bang for your buck! You may even be able to rent a boat if you want one and take advantage of all the attractions that the lake has to offer. I am sure that you would rather own your boat than rent one because it would be such an exclusive experience. Imagine sailing through the Adirondack Mountains on your boat, enjoying the natural scenery and breathing in the fresh air. Then you can sit back on the deck of your ship with your drink while you gaze out at all those miles of beautiful land. When you get back, you may even want to take a trip back to the shore and catch some fish.

Owning a boat is indeed different than renting one. You will undoubtedly have a lot more responsibility because you are now the sole owner. However, if you have some fishing skills, and are willing to spend a bit of money on training, then you could very well make a good living out of owning a boat. The beauty of owning a boat is that you can go on any vacation that you wish without having to worry about packing your bags.

Aurora Surface Water

Aurora surface water is considering a wetland because it lies in a basin surrounded by the Illinois River. The bay was created to help carry away runoff from farms and manufacturing plants. However, when rain falls on the Lake, it goes over the edge into the main body of water, along with any nutrients that have initially been in the runoff. The Lake carries excess nutrients back to its source along its banks, and in the long run, this causes the algae growth to bloom. Many cities and towns in southern Illinois have banned swimming in the main body of water.

Algae are drawn to warm surfaces, so when you take a swim in the Lake, you create the perfect conditions for algae growth. If you want to avoid an overabundance of algae, you can limit your exposure to the water on your patio or deck. During the warmer months, trees and shrubs should be trimmed to provide too much water runoff into the Lake. Don’t let leaves sit on the deck for days on end. The heat will cause them to break down and eventually rot.

You may also cut back on your water intake by rinsing your laundry with running or spray off water from your hose. If you live on your own personal Lake, you can set up a filter so that you only get clean water for drinking and cooking. Even if you use city water for your shower, dishwasher or laundry, you still need to keep the water flowing to avoid algae buildup. To reduce the number of algae you see in the water, you can filter the water or even use UV light to kill any algae growth.

Aurora Drinking Water Standards

Among the four Illinois drinking water agencies, only Aurora’s city has comprehensive guidelines for its use. The rest are primarily self-regulated with little or no government intervention except to dedicate the minor infractions. However, the City of Aurora is the only Illinois municipality that does not require its water source’s annual inspections. Its website boasts numerous accomplishments, including an impressive list of the city’s “water-quality accomplishments.” Besides, the City of Aurora is the only Illinois municipality that does not require the submission of annual billing for samples. Only public information about water quality is available on the City of Aurora’s website.

The guidelines for the City of Aurora were released in June 2021. Although public input has been solicited for many months, implementing the policies was delayed due to a lack of staff and budget constraints. All of the treatment centers in the City of Aurora comply with the new drinking water guidelines. In July 2021, the City Council adopted a resolution encouraging residents to voice their concerns at each step of the project’s progress. The community has until August 1st to register its opposition with the City of Aurora.

Many residents are concerned with the costs associated with the new guidelines. Although the City of Aurora claims that these costs will be absorbed into the local tax fund, some residents are concerned that this funding will cover the expenses of implementing the new drinking water regulations. If these concerns are ignored, the City of Aurora may find itself compelled to implement expensive bottled water options for its citizens. Whatever the case, it is comforting to know that one portion of the city’s budget is being used to address a severe drinking water supply problem.

Aurora Water Contaminants

The Aurora Industrial Space has recently implemented a new cleaning and maintenance policy. All employees are now required to have up-to-date testing and maintenance training provided by Aurora. In keeping with this new policy, all staff is now required to complete a two-hour training session on the proper use of any new or used equipment. All new employees will also need to complete a three-hour training session on cleaning methods. All cleaning materials must be kept at workstations to ensure that all staff involved in any cleaning job are fully trained in their use and disposal. These policies have certainly proved to be an excellent initiative by the company to ensure that all staff is kept up to date with the industry’s latest developments.

The Aurora Industrial Space has invested a lot of money in the various water treatment and filtration technologies utilized in the facility. The water treatment and filtration plant is the largest in Illinois and uses the most advanced biological methods to ensure that the water provided is clean and free of any harmful contaminants. One of the most recent additions to the plant is a highly advanced reverse osmosis step which can successfully remove all forms of toxins and bacteria from the water supply. It can also remove large particulates of dirt and sediments, proving detrimental if not treated immediately. Other stringent measures are being taken in other facility departments, including the manufacturing, packaging, and storage departments.

If you own a business that uses water from your supply, you must ensure that all staff is suitably trained in using these new and innovative filtration methods. Aurora has provided comprehensive training modules for all employees in their facilities, and all necessary equipment and products are kept in stock for quick retrieval. By adhering to Aurora’s stringent policy of maintaining a clean and clear water supply, business owners can be confident that all staff involved in the water usage carry out their duties in a professional manner and are fully adhering to the strict guidelines set out by the company.

Aurora Water System

The Aurora Illinois Water System is one of the most established and professional water treatment centers in the entire state of Illinois. This is a big city of over twelve million people located on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. It is known for its abundance of natural resources and the manufacturing and commercialization of several products that contribute to global warming. People who live in this area are very aware of the dangers of global warming and have taken steps to reduce their carbon footprint.

The Aurora Illinois water system has the right equipment installed to filter and purify the residents’ water supply. There are more than four hundred treatment stations located in this city. The main water supply is provided by the suburban Chicago area’s primary sewer system. This means that the Aurora Illinois water system filters and treats the water coming into the city from the sewers before it reaches us. If the system had been designed with a home in mind, the customer would choose from several different units designed specifically for his or her home.

Before the water leaves the wastewater treatment plant, it goes through what is known as an “assessment,” where the water is tested for its pH, nutrient content, turbidity, and clarity. If a home has any problems with these components, then the water will be sent back for further testing. Once the water is deemed safe to drink, it goes through the proper plumbing and the correct purification process to ensure that it provides the best quality of water.

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