Forest Park Review
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The village council took its first major step toward getting rid of the lead service lines, voting unanimously on June 13 to approve the sewer replacement contract for under the portion of Jackson Boulevard between Des Plaines Avenue and Madison Street.
The Illinois Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act, which took effect at the start of 2022, requires Forest Park to replace all of its service lines by at least 2040. Because the village was already planning to repave this section of Jackson Boulevard, the village officials agreed to do this first. Village administrator Moses Amidei said that he expects the village to have a better sense of what other major water main related projects the village will undertake once its lead line replacement grant applications come back by the start of next year.
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