Journal Gazette: Elkhart offers low-interest loans to replace lead water pipesPosted May 19, 2016
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) – Elkhart officials have decided to begin offering a new low-interest loan program to help low-income homeowners replace their lead-based water service lines.
The Elkhart Truth reports that the city hasn't had any problems with lead in its drinking water, but 142 homes have lead lines leading from the water main near the street into the water meter indoors. That's less than 1 percent of the city's 20,000 service lines.
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Indy Star Exclusive: Estimated 100K water customers have risky lead linesPosted May 15, 2016
Mary Hollingsworth, the state's top regulator of drinking water, took special interest in at least one item from a recent survey of Indiana water systems and their lead service lines.
In Winchester, an estimated 45 percent of service lines — the spokes that deliver water from the main to customers — are made of lead or have lead components. Lead is a health risk, especially for babies, young children and pregnant mothers.
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Indiana Public Media: Bloomington Water Tests Show Improved QualityPosted May 05, 2016
The level of Disinfectant By-Products, or DBPs, in Bloomington’s water is decreasing after the city made changes to its water treatment process last month.
DBPs are created when disinfectants, like chlorine, interact with organic matter. They have been linked to health risks such as cancer.
In January, Mayor John Hamilton announced DBP levels had been increasing for several years. The city began an aggressive campaign against the DBPs with many changes to the water treatment... Read More »
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