Water Quality Continues Stellar Track Record

The City of Decatur is pleased to report that drinking water delivered to residential, commercial and industrial customers last year either met or exceeded all state and federal drinking water requirements.

The City has issued its 2017 Annual Water Quality Report which details an exemplary record of compliance with United States Environmental Protection Agency and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency water quality standards. The City met all testing requirements for over 80 substances during the past year, providing high quality water while keeping rates consistent with other Central Illinois water utilities. The City has not received a drinking water violation since 2002 even though water quality requirements have become significantly more stringent since that time. “I am excited to let our residents know that, once again, our drinking water meets or exceeds the stringent standards required by the EPA at a cost equal to or lower than other area communities,” said Mayor Julie Moore Wolfe. “We are also very proud of the dedicated men and women of the Public Works Department that work tirelessly to make this happen each and every day.

The City pumps an average of 19 million gallons per day from Lake Decatur, providing water to approximately 31,400 service connections and 82,000 area residents.

The report is posted on the City’s website at:


Copies are also available at the South Water Treatment Plant, Decatur Civic Center and the Municipal Service Center.

For further information contact Jerry Stevens, Water Production Operations Supervisor at 424-2833.