Lead Service Line Replacement Project

South of the Naperville Train Station on 4th Ave., June through October 2024

The City of Naperville is committed to providing all residents with clean, safe water. This project focuses on replacing active lead service lines with new copper service lines in the residential area south of the Naperville Train Station on 4th Avenue. This will include parts of Center Street, Benton Avenue, the alley on North Ellsworth Street, and North Avenue as well as other areas (see map below). 

The City’s subcontractor will start the project in June with an estimated completion in October 2024, pending weather or unforeseen circumstances. Crews will work from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with some Saturday work possible.

Lead service lines typically extend from the city water main into a residence. Workers will use a trenchless method (i.e., less digging) to minimize disruptions to residents’ properties. Residents directly impacted by this work will receive information through the mail and door hangers. 

Construction Impacts and Accessibility

The project is expected to create minimal traffic impacts. All streets will remain open, but there may be some intermittent disruptions.

Residential Water Service Impacts

Water service should remain in service; however, water may need to be temporarily shut off to individual properties — specifically when workers install a new pipe to connect to the water meter. Every effort will be made to contact homeowners directly before any utility disruption. Due to the nature of the work, there is a possibility of some water service shutoffs to residents in the area. 

Project Background

In accordance with Illinois state law and to safeguard public health, the City of Naperville is actively replacing all known lead pipe service lines from the City’s water system. While Naperville's water treatment adheres to all Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) regulations, lead service lines pose a potential health risk under certain conditions. For more information about lead service line replacement, visit the Lead Service Line Replacement webpage.