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What's Up With Chatham's Water?

Rachel Otwell/village of Chatham

Some residents in Chatham are concerned that since a new water plant was built there and began operating, their water quality is not what it used to be. Issues raised include that the water leaves behind a corrosive, chalky residue, has a bad taste and odor, and contains black particles.

While not everyone claims to have a problem, a group of concerned residents have joined together and started a Chatham water quality interest group. Meanwhile, officials say they are working to fix the problem with a new filatration system that can't be installed until after winter. And the water currently meets all EPA safety standards. We spoke with Chatham Mayor Tom Gray, as well as Ryan and Amy Mann, who are part of the group of concerned citizens, to find out more: 

CLICK HERE for the water quality interest group's Facebook page.

CLICK HERE to read the latest on the issue at The State Journal-Register.

Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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