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Illinois Adopts New Water Regulations; On Track To Combat Legionnaires' Outbreaks

Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease
Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease
The state’s legislative group tasked with rulemaking recently adopted new water regulations. An update has not happened since the 1980s. ";

The state's Legislature’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) recently voted on recommendations by the Illinois EPA and the Pollution Control Board to update the state’s water regulations for the first time since the 1980s. 


Reporter Daisy Contreras spoke to Brad Considine who is with the Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease -- a non-profit based in Washington DC. 


Considine said the new water guidelines will help the state improve how it deals with waterborne pathogens -- such as Legionnella.  



Daisy reported on statehouse issues for our Illinois Issues project. She's a Public Affairs Reporting program graduate from the University of Illinois Springfield. She also graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and has an associates degrees from Truman College. Daisy is from Chicago where she attended Lane Tech High School.
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