SB 1226 Endangers Safe Drinking Water & Public Health

Rich Miller | Capitol Fax

Illinois continues to reel from the fatal outbreak of legionella at the Quincy Veterans’ Home. School and park districts are scrambling to address troubling levels of lead in water lines and drinking fountains. Now the House is considering a radical measure that would eliminate longstanding protections that ensure the proper installation of drinking water systems and would, in so doing, endanger safe drinking water in Illinois.

The Illinois Environmental Council opposed the bill in committee.

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