The Problem with Chicago’s Lead Water Pipes
Did you know that Chicago has more lead service lines than any other city? Yet the city believes it is YOUR responsibility to remove them!
“Chicago has more lead pipe water service lines than any other city in the country. When those lines get disturbed by maintenance work, lead can flow into your tap water for days or even months. Homeowners can choose to replace the service line themselves or treat the water coming into the house with a whole house water filtration system or a reverse osmosis system installed at the sink.”
As other cities dig up pipes made of toxic lead, Chicago resists – Chicago Tribune