Drinking Water

Sauk Village Must Continue Temporary Fix For Drinking Water SupplyA court order entered Wednesday requires south suburban Sauk Village to continue to use temporary air-stripping units to remove vinyl chloride from the public water supply.
'Clean' Water In Sauk Village Brings Higher Bills, But Many Still Won't Drink ItA twist in Sauk Village’s water saga – officials have said the water supply is safe, but some residents still aren’t drinking it, even though they’re paying a lot more for it now.
Sauk Village Water Supply No Longer ContaminatedResidents of Sauk Village can stop drinking bottled water, after the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency announced the chemical vinyl chloride is no longer being detected in the village’s drinking water supply.
Costly Temporary Fix To Sauk Village Water Woes BeginsCBS 2 has learned the temporary fix to the tainted water system in Sauk Village might cost far more than anybody thought before it’s finished.
Sauk Village Water Woes A Reminder Of Crestwood Water ScandalSauk Village's recent woes over contaminated drinking water have served as a reminder of similar problems another Chicago suburb faced five years ago, when residents discovered their drinking water had been contaminated for years.
Sauk Village Ordered To Continue Providing Bottled WaterA court order issued Friday requires south suburban Sauk Village to continue supplying bottled water to residents who request it, according to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office.
State Stepping In To Clean Sauk Village Water, But Residents Still FrustratedThe Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has stepped in to help Sauk Village officials find a way to clean their town’s contaminated water supply.
In Reversal, Sauk Village Now Says Water Is Safe To DrinkEarlier this week, residents had been told that cancer-causing vinyl chloride made the water unsafe. Business owners were told to use alternative sources of water.
August Trial Scheduled For Two Indicted In Crestwood Water ScandalTwo south suburban Crestwood officials indicted on federal charges in the village’s tainted drinking water scandal will be going to trial in August, according to a recent U.S. District Court filing.
Report: Lead Levels In Water May Be Higher Than Tests IndicateThe city says the lead levels in Chicago drinking water meet federal standards – but a new report says that might not be good enough.
Chromium-6 Polluting Indiana Drinking WaterA report out Monday says the cancer-causing chemical made famous in the movie "Erin Brockovich" is finding its way into drinking water in Northwest Indiana.