City of Elgin warns residents about contaminated drinking water

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Monday, January 29, 2024
North suburb warns residents about contaminated drinking water
The city of Elgin, IL is warning residents about high levels of lead in water.

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The city of Elgin has issued a warning to certain residents about contaminated drinking water.

Recent routine tests have found a high level of lead in older homes and other buildings.

The city says the metal likely came from lead service lines leading from municipal water pipes.

As a temporary precaution, residents are asked to only drink filtered or treated water until the issue is resolved.

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