Officials say Chicago’s water supply is safe… and is not currently threatened by the type of toxins that have rendered Toledo’s water unsafe to drink.
Like Chicago, Toledo gets its water from one of the Great Lakes, but the Ohio community’s water has been tainted by toxins produced by a large algae bloom in Lake Erie.
Meanwhile, Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation intended to further protect Illinois drinking water. One of those bills lets law enforcement collect and transport pharmaceuticals and other controlled substances to approved EPA disposal sites.
Often such drugs are just flushed down the toilet… and can potentially threaten water supplies.