Water Supply and Distribution System

Lake Zurich operates its own water supply and distribution system.  The Village receives its water from deep underground aquifers via six wells, of which five are in regular use while the other is maintained as an emergency back-up. The average daily pumping is 1.7M gallons a day and the wells are capable of pumping four times that amount.   Well water is treated with chlorine to ensure the safety of the water supply within the water system and fluoride is added to promote the development of strong teeth. Before well water enters the distribution system, ion-exchange systems remove naturally occurring radium and barium to below EPA standards. The process also serves to minimize water hardness. 

From the wells the water is distributed through a network of 113 miles of water main and two elevated water storage tanks (one is located at Paulus Park and has a capacity of .75MG and the other is on Midlothian Road east of the high school and has a capacity of 1.5MG)  that pump water to about 6,700 customers in Lake Zurich and a small section of the Village of Deer Park.

Contact Us

  1. Steve Schmitt

    Email Steve Schmitt
    Direct: 847-550-1773

    Main Phone: 847-540-1696
    Fax: 847-726-2182

    Community Services
    505 Telser Road
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047


    Monday - Friday
    Business: 7 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
    Service: 7 a.m. - Noon