Test results announced by the City of Evanston today confirm theories that the city’s water supply has small amounts of the probable carcinogen hexavalent chromium.

The test showed a level of 0.27 parts per billion, slightly higher than the 0.18 parts per billion reported in a test of Chicago’s water supply reported in December.

Test results announced by the City of Evanston today confirm theories that the city’s water supply has small amounts of the probable carcinogen hexavalent chromium.

The test showed a level of 0.27 parts per billion, slightly higher than the 0.18 parts per billion reported in a test of Chicago’s water supply reported in December.

Those levels are higher than what would be permitted under a proposed standard being considered by the state of California, but still far below levels set in current standards established by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Chromium in the water
    I’m a big fan of Evanston’s water department. They go all out to provide us with a yearly account of what we are drinking – somebody is looking out for our welfare. As far as I know there is no requirement for such reporting on bottled water and bottled water may be tap water from some unknown place. Yet, judging by the amount of bottled water I see leaving Sam’s Club, nobody is worried about it, people are drinking it blindly, let alone not thinking all the plastic waste it creates.

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