$1.7 Billion Headed To Illinois To Replace Lead Water Service Lines, But How Will It Be Distributed -- And Is It Really Enough?A total of $1.7 billion is headed to Illinois to replace the network of lead pipes that have left many residents — Chicagoans in particular — drinking dangerous, lead-laced water.
Lightfoot Hoping Biden Infrastructure Plan Can Help Chicago Speed Up Replacement Of Lead Service Lines“Replacing all these lines is a huge task. We all understand that. A huge task with an enormous price tag," Mayor Lightfoot said.
Lightfoot Announces Lead Service Line Replacement Program"It's way past time for us to do something about it."
City Set To Announce Plans To Replace Lead Water PipesThe city will announce plans in the coming weeks to replace lead water pipes at a cost of $8 billion to $10 billion.
Chicago To Test New Ultrasonic Water Meters In 150 Homes After Earlier Program Paused Due To Lead ConcernsMayor Lori Lightfoot paused the installation of traditional water meters in homes with lead service lines last July, after tests found 22% of homes tested since 2017 had elevated lead levels in the tap water after meters were installed.
Chicago Lead Levels Leave Homeowners WorriedAs a property owner, you're on your own. And replacing lead service lines can cost thousands of dollars.
2 Investigators: Cost Of Replacing Lead Service Lines Is On Chicago Home OwnersOther cities have programs that help owners replace the dangerous material. Not Chicago. CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.
City Seeking Volunteers To Test For Lead While Replacing Water MainsThe city of Chicago is looking for volunteers who want their water tested for lead, but for this testing, don't call the city, the city will call you.
Lawsuit Alleges City Water Main Replacement Risked Widespread Lead PoisoningThe suit, filed in Cook County Circuit Court by a Chicago couple and their neighbor, alleges drinking tap water in Chicago is “like a game of Russian roulette.”