Water Production 

The Village of Bloomingdale average daily demand for water is 2.4 million gallons per day (mgd); the record demand for water is 4.5 mgd on July 13, 1992. The Village's water is provided through a DuPage Water Commission Agreement for Lake Michigan Water which is treated by the City of Chicago at the Jardine Filtration Plant next to Navy Pier. Water is pumped from the Jardine plant to the DuPage Water Commission (DWC) pump station in Elmhurst. Village receives water from DWC at two metered locations, the Gary Avenue Pumping Station and the Winston Lane Pumping Station. Our contract with the DWC allows us to receive 1.7 times our lake water allocation. Excess amounts must be drawn from our reservoirs. As we proceed through dry weather periods operations must balance the system demands to the replenishment of the reservoirs.

The Water Production Division routinely collects water samples for chlorine, pH, temperature, and bacteriological analysis. These parameters are required to be collected daily or monthly and submitted with monthly operating reports to IEPA. In addition annual programs such as Lead and Copper, Trihalomethanes and Inorganic chemicals are collected and analyzed.

Water MetersNew Water Meter 2023

Small Meter Replacement Project 2023

The Village will be replacing 5/8” – 1” water meters and the attached remote readers in residential and commercial properties throughout Bloomingdale in order to provide better accuracy and improved customer service response.  

New Sensus Iperl meters will be installed in residential applications.  Ally meters, which are similar to Iperl with a few additional functions, will be installed on commercial services.  Properties will be divided geographically into sections to be completed in phases beginning in early July.  UMI expects to complete all meter replacements by early 2024.

Cross Connection Control Survey                  The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are responsible for enforcing cross-connection regulations.

Cross Connect

Sprinkling Ban-Water Conservation

The use of the public water supply for automatic sprinkling devices is restricted from May through September.

Water Quality Report

This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. If you would like a paper copy of this report mailed to your home please call 630-671-5830.

Lead In Drinking Water

The Village of Bloomingdale (VOB) has a long history of delivering drinking water that meets or exceeds all federal and state standards for water quality as regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Safe Drinking Water Act including compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) Since the inception of the LCR in 1991 water utilities have been required to monitor for lead and copper in the water distribution system. The LCR requires water suppliers to deliver water that is minimally corrosive thereby reducing the likelihood that lead and copper will be introduced into the drinking water from the corrosion of customer lead and copper plumbing materials. The source of drinking water for the VOB is Lake Michigan, which contains no detectable lead. Lake Michigan water is treated by the City of Chicago Department of Water Management which has had a corrosion control program in place since 1993. The VOB has been in compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule since its inception.