Mayor Lightfoot Halts Water Meter Program Due To Lead Levels

Mayor Lightfoot Halts Water Meter Program After High Lead Levels Found In Homes
In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot speaks during her inauguration ceremony. Mayor Lightfoot announced July 9 that the city halted its water meter program due to high lead levels found in some homes. Jim Young / Associated Press
Mayor Lightfoot Halts Water Meter Program After High Lead Levels Found In Homes
In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot speaks during her inauguration ceremony. Mayor Lightfoot announced July 9 that the city halted its water meter program due to high lead levels found in some homes. Jim Young / Associated Press

Mayor Lightfoot Halts Water Meter Program Due To Lead Levels

On Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot joined the city's Department of Water Management to announce the city has halted its residential water meter program.

Mayor Lightfoot ordered city officials to stop water meter installations last month, after recent testing showed high levels of lead in some homes.

Morning Shift checks in with the reporter who broke the story on Lightfoot's order. 

GUEST: Michael Hawthorne, reporter for the Chicago Tribune

LEARN MORE: Lightfoot pauses water meter installations after city finds spikes of brain-damaging lead in homes (Chicago Tribune 7/9/19)