From Racine County Eye:
By Denise Lockwood in Community, Health and fitness · October 10, 2015
"Lead levels in Racine residents’ municipal water were nearly double
the allowable levels in 2014 and customers weren’t notified until
earlier this week, but progress has been made this year.
"A letter from the utility,
sent on October 5, 2015, notified residents that 5,025 of the 33,500
property owners in 2014 were at risk of high lead levels just over the U.S. EPA standard
of 15 parts per billion, with some lead levels as high as 25 ppb. This
letter was supposed to be sent to all property owners at the beginning
of 2015, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources mandate.
"Drinking water with high levels of lead can cause delays in physical and mental development in babies and children, according to the EPA."
Read more: http://racinecountyeye.com/residents-not-told-about-high-lead-levels-until-now/