Where does my water come from?
The source for all village water is Lake Michigan . The water treatment process is conducted at the City of Chicago's Jardine Water Purification Plant. Oak Brook then purchases its water from the DuPage Water Commission (DWC). In the year 2011, a total of 1,060,128,000 gallons of water were pumped from the three receiving stations, averaging 2,904,000 gallons per day. The village also maintains three deep wells for emergency purposes. The wells are routinely operated and tested to ensure a safe supply of water if needed.

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1. Where does my water come from?
2. What causes the "musty" taste and odor in the water?
3. Why does my water sometimes smell or taste like chlorine?
4. What do you test for in the water?
5. How can I have my water tested?
6. Do water filters work and should I use one?
7. Do I need to treat the water before I use it for my fish?
8. Does the water contain fluoride?
9. How hard is my water and should I use a water softener?
10. Do I have radon in the water?
11. Why does my water get milky white?
12. Why are there water restrictions?
13. Who should I contact for billing questions?
14. Who should I contact about my water pipes or water meter?