Water Commissioner Says Chicago Will Replace Lead Service Lines

Monica Eng, Claudia Morell - on August 18, 2020

Chicago's water commissioner Randy Conner said the city will soon release a plan to remove and replace all of Chicago's lead water lines.

The move comes after years of city officials claiming that the estimated 400,000 lead service lines connecting homes to the water main were not a serious problem.

But speaking at a City Council hearing before Chicago aldermen Tuesday, Conner said the city will unveil a removal plan in "coming weeks."

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