Sauk Village to create emergency water plan

July 17, 2012 9:24:42 PM PDT
Sauk Village leaders say they will create an emergency plan to deal with contaminated drinking water in that far south suburb.

Sauk Village residents crowded a public hearing Tuesday night.

It was scheduled after village leaders met with the Illinois Attorney General and EPA officials.

Mayor Lewis Towers said he learned tests showed vinyl chloride levels in the water are higher than expected.

The village has been working on a plan to replace wells with water from Lake Michigan.