Chicago To Finally Replace Lead Pipes Feeding Park Drinking Fountains
The Chicago Park District has announced a five-year plan to remove or replace lead service lines to its public drinking fountains.
Water from about 700 fountains has lead levels above what the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe, and some fountains have as much as 80 times that amount.
In the meantime, the Park District will flush out some fountains before the summer, keep some running continuously and shut off others in areas that get fewer visitors.
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GUEST: Monica Eng, WBEZ reporter
LEARN MORE: Center for Disease Control and Prevention