Lake Michigan water purchased from the City of Chicago is delivered to homes and businesses in Oak Park via a network of more than 100 miles of water mains and service lines to individual structures. When water leaks anywhere from within the local system, the cost is borne by all users. Leaks on public property are the responsibility of the Village. Leaks between the shut-off valve and structure are the responsibility of the property owner.
Below are answers to the most commonly asked questions when property owners are notified of their responsibility to fix a water leak: