Water Main Public Awareness

Protecting the Pipelines in our Community

Underground pipelines are everywhere and more than two million miles of pipelines cross the United States transporting water, natural gas and many other products every day. CLCJAWA provides water to 13 wholesale customers including Lake Bluff, Lake County (Knollwood, Vernon Hills, Wildwood, Grandwood Park and Fox Lake Hills), Libertyville, Mundelein, Grayslake, Round Lake, Round Lake Park/Heights, Round Lake Beach, Gurnee, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, Wauconda, and Volo. These communities distribute this water to more than 270,000 residents in Central Lake County.

The Agency’s water main is the water supply backbone for these communities and may not be compromised.

The resources below will help you to protect our valuable drinking water system.

Construction Guidelines Near CLCJAWA Water Main

CLCJAWA Contruction Guidelines

IEPA FAQ's regarding Water Main Protection

Section 653.119 Protection of Water Main and Water Service Lines

Illinois Underground Utility Facilities Damage Prevention Act


Protect yourself and your family. State law requires you to notify JULIE at least two business days (excludes weekends and holidays) before any digging project regardless of the project size or depth. Even if you are digging in the same area as a previous project, notify JULIE. This is a free service.

You can prevent injury and avoid damage by following these five important steps:

  • Pre-mark or outline the proposed dig area using white paint or flags

  • Call or click JULIE before you dig

  • Wait 2 business days

  • Respect the marks

  • Dig with care

Know Your COLOR Code

How To Contact JULIE

For your convenience, you can enter a self-service, locate request anytime (24/7/365) using E-Request or by simply calling 8-1-1 or 1-800-892-0123. When you call, you will speak with a helpful JULIE call center agent who will take the location and description of the project site and notify affected member facility owners and operators. Within 2 business days, these members will then send a professional locator to mark the approximate location of their underground utility lines with small color-code flags or paint at no cost. JULIE’s free Homeowner’s Guide provides helpful information. You can download a copy here.