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Recently the Chicago Park District conducted water fountain tests to detect and assess lead levels. The results found that two concrete outdoor water fountains at Dunham Park did contain elevated levels that were above the EPA standards. The Environmental Protection Agency considers water with less than 15 parts per billion (ppb) of lead to be safe. The two fountains tested at 30.5 ppb and 21.9 ppb. These fixtures have been shut down and will undergo further testing to determine if they will be removed, repaired or replaced. These two fixtures are usually turned on during the summer months.


It should also be noted that the water fountain inside the main field house (in the south hallway) used by many park participants tested well below levels at 0.486 ppb.

For more, see DNA Info article at 
https://www.dnainfo.com/…/chicago-park-district-lead-water-…

Chicago Tribune article at
http://www.chicagotribune.com/…/ct-chicago-parks-lead-water…

For the full results from the Chicago Park District, see 
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/assets/1/7/Water_Fountain_Testing_Final_Results.pdf

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