The Telegraph: Illinois American Water planning $2.25 million in water main replacementsPosted Aug 25, 2014
ALTON — Illinois American Water recently announced its plan to invest approximately $2.25 million to complete watermain installation projects in the Alton service area.
Crews began working last month to install about 2.4 miles of water main, according to a press release from the company. Completed projects include 150 feet of water main on Elm Street in Alton and over 700 feet of water main on West Delmar Avenue in Godfrey. Additional projects are kicking off in... Read More »
Chicago retests Lake Michigan, results shows water is safe from algae bloom toxinsPosted Aug 22, 2014
A discovery of high toxin levels in Lake Erie prompted Chicago to re-test the water from Lake Michigan–and results showed that the lake is safe from algae bloom contamination.
The Lake Michigan water is distributed throughout the city and suburbs.
A news release posted by the Chicago Department of Water Management assured residents that “Chicago tap water continues to be safe to use or drink” earlier this month.
Yet, the results didn’t come as a shocker to most... Read More »
Plastic Microbeads: The Newest Threat To The Great LakesPosted Aug 22, 2014
By Helen Lucey, EWG's Administrative Assistant
I grew up just a block away from Lake Michigan, dunked my head in all five Great Lakes two summers ago and thought I knew the lakes pretty well. I am all too familiar with no-swim days, when pollutants reach levels hazardous to human health, not to mention the stench of rotting algae blooms caused by fertilizer run-off and the invasive zebra mussels that cover rocks and piers along the shoreline.
Still, I was shocked to learn of a new... Read More »
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