The Chicago Tribune reports an alarming story, regarding a dangerous result from “Chicago’s aggressive water meter program”.

Apparently, the tap water in homes where the meters were installed by the City have been showing dramatically elevated levels of Lead, which known to cause brain damage and other health complications.

Of 510 homes tested since 2017, 22% had elevated lead levels in tap water after a meter installation, Conner said. About 7% saw lead levels spike higher than 15 parts per billion — three times greater than the Food and Drug Administration’s standard for bottled water.

Read the whole article by clicking here, as there is MUCH more to dig into there.

Proprietor of Rocket Plumbing, Brian McMahon, considered this issue to serious, he thought it important to record a video from an experienced Chicago Plumber’s perspective.


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