Water At 43 Percent of Chicago Parks Has High Levels Of Lead, Tests Show

BACK OF THE YARDS — Water at 200 Chicago parks tested positive for elevated levels of lead, the Chicago Park District announced.

Results of tests conducted on 2,435 indoor and outdoor drinking water sources found approximately 43 percent of Chicago's parks had elevated levels of lead in water from at least one sink or drinking fountain, according to the results.

But only 3 percent of the district's indoor sinks and drinking water fountains tested positive for elevated levels, park district spokeswoman Jessica Maxey-Faulkner said.

About 24 percent of the district's outdoor drinking water fountains tested positive for elevated levels of lead, Maxey-Faulkner said.

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