Clean, affordable water. It shouldn’t be a luxury in today’s world. Cities such as Chicago, IL expect it. And it’s within our nation’s reach, as local officials across the country increasingly choose durable, lead-free PVC pipe to replace corrosion-prone iron piping infrastructure. Contact Chicago’s Department of Water Management at 312.744.4420 and tell them you support the greater use of PVC pipe for the delivery of safe, clean water throughout the region!
“Meanwhile, the plumbing in big cities such as Philadelphia and Chicago is showing its age. Unless these cities—among many others—replace their lead plumbing root and branch, as DC has begun to do, they are at risk of undergoing a crisis comparable to what we are seeing in Flint.”
"[T]he city checks just 50 homes for lead contamination in water every three years, the minimum required by the federal government. And it rarely tests in neighborhoods where childhood lead poisoning has emerged as a concern. Those areas include neighborhoods on the South and West sides, where lead poisoning rates are consistently higher than the national average.”