Report: Drinking water possibly tainted

April 19, 2009 8:43:01 AM PDT
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that residents in south suburban Crestwood may have been supplied with tainted drinking water for two decades.A Tribune investigation found officials were using a contaminated well at least 22 years ago to supply water to Crestwood residents. The well was shut off for good in December 2007 after tests by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

A public health department news release says Crestwood now receives all of its water from Lake Michigan, which meets EPA standards.


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