Remaining Lead Lines:
345 properties in Naperville still have lead water lines, according to an inventory check completed this spring by Water Utility personnel. The city began compiling a list of the city pipes containing lead back in 2016, and offers a rebate to those who need to replace them. So far 23 properties have used that rebate, which absorbs some of the replacement cost, which for an average home can come in between $4,000 and $6,000. City staff has alerted those with lead pipes on their properties through letters and door hangers. It’s important to note this is a small fraction of the water pipes that run through our town, and there is no lead situation affecting the quality of Naperville’s water supply.
Flood Insurance Discount:
Unincorporated DuPage County residents who live in floodplains are now eligible for up to a 20 percent discount on their flood insurance premiums. That’s because the county has earned a rating of 6 on a scale of 1 to 10 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System, which rewards government agencies who already go the extra mile in flood protection for property owners, with this special discount. About 750 unincorporated residents can take advantage of this savings: if you’re one of them, contact your insurance provider to find out how to put it into place.
The Kidsmatter Youth and Family Volunteer Fair brought out hundreds of potential volunteers to the Municipal Center last night. Thirty-three nonprofits, including the Morton Arboretum, DuPage Children’s Museum, and Naper Settlement, set up at the fair to pitch opportunities to visitors. Mayor Steve Chirico even stopped by to say how happy he was to see the spirit of volunteerism in Naperville’s youth.
DVC Boys Soccer Championship:
The DVC boys soccer championship came down to one game last night, as undefeated Naperville North traveled to Metea Valley. After a scoreless first half, Zack Smith scored on a penalty kick, leading the Huskies to a 1-0 win behind another shutout from goalie Tommy Welch. Naperville North wins the DVC while Metea and Naperville Central tie for second.