The City of Naperville has recently identified some 341 Naperville homes with lead water service lines. The City has yet to test 143 other homes that likewise may have lead service lines. Homes with lead service lines in Naperville would typically have been built before 1930-when the City outlawed lead in the service lines of newly-constructed homes. It is possible that some homes built after 1930, but before 1986, also have lead service lines, because in 1986, lead in service lines was outlawed nationally. 1
Illinois legislators have an opportunity this fall to do something important and help to regain some of the public's trust in government. They can pass a bill to test for lead in the drinking water at Illinois' schools. (Yes, believe it or not, no such testing is currently required....as if we needed a reason to think even less of the state's leadership.)
This is about how to send the right message to a company that is alleged to have willfully endangered the health of workers.
Day after day these days, we see expressions of clueless bewilderment from government officials: "Why are the people so mad at us?" "Why do they hate us?" "Why are they so anxious to throw us out of office?"
PORTLAND PARKS DIRECTOR NEEDS TO 'GET' THAT LEAD-CONTAMINATED DRINKING WATER IS DANGEROUS.....OR QUIT HIS JOB