Which tap water is safe for drinking?
RTE News, Chicago – Tap water that is safe to drink should be a no-brainer, according to the city’s water board.
The Illinois Water and Sewerage Board (ILWSB) said its water experts recommend drinking tap water with no additives, but it is up to consumers to determine what their water should contain.
Some people believe that tap water contains a high concentration of chemicals, including fluoride, which could pose health risks to children.
The ILWSB’s Water Safety Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Chicago Metropolitan Water District (CMWD).
There are no specific requirements for drinking water.
The water board said there are no new drinking water restrictions.
The city has long required tap water to be labeled with a “safe drinking water” warning and says that includes a warning on the back of bottled water.
It also includes a bottle label with a warning that tap drinking water contains high levels of fluoride.
The latest changes to the water district’s tap water requirements include the addition of a “tap water” label on bottles of bottled and non-bottled water.
Last year, the city also added a warning to the backside of all water bottles.
In February, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) began allowing residents to tap into the city water supply for water to drink and shower.
The city also announced it would stop charging for water from private wells and allow tap water service to be offered at local schools.
The Illinois Department Of Water Resources (IDWR) said on Friday it had added 2,000 miles of new infrastructure and created 3,500 new water service locations.
On Thursday, the IDWR said it had completed the final permitting process for two new water treatment plants.
There were also plans to build another new water system and a new treatment plant for the city.