City officials in East Chicago, Indiana are scheduled to meet with residents Monday to address concerns with its drinking water.
Residents will be hearing from East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland and the head of the city’s water filtration plant. Copeland says the city needs to calm the fears of residents worried by a letter sent out by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The EPA found elevated lead levels in the drinking water of 18 homes that are within a superfund site. Copeland says the city’s water has been deemed safe by the EPA and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.