CHICAGO (CBS) — A total of 180,000 Chicago homes don’t have water meters – which means their bills are guesstimates.IDES Kept Offices Closed While Many Struggled To Get Their Unemployment Benefits: What Really Happened
To put in a meter, homeowners cannot have lead pipes delivering the water. Last year, the city promised to begin replacing those lead service lines for free.READ MORE: Timothy Wynn, 18, Charged In South Shore Home Invasion And Murder
Flash forward to now – it hasn’t started.
Despite the fact that the Equity Lead Service Line Replacement program hasn’t started, the city is already expanding it to include any single-family or two-flat homeowner, with kids under 18 at home and an income under $74,550.MORE NEWS: Coworkers Rally Around River North Bouncer Who Was Shot After He Refused To Let Man Into Clutch Bar
But get this – once the program starts, it will only replace 600 service lines a year. A total of 180,000 customers need meters.