It has been said "Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fightin." In Texas, water is our most valuable resource, and has become increasingly scarce with our State's population explosion. Naturally, ownership, control and use of water carry tremendous legal and financial implications. Meanwhile, multiple layers of governmental regulation have made acquisition, development, use, marketing, and transmission of water in Texas increasingly complex. This site contains the musings of a water lawyer.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Tainted Chicago Water
CHICAGO - Chicago has been contaminating its drinking water with lead for years as it tried to fix its aging lead pipes, and it knew it, residents claim in a class action that may have more victims than the fiasco in Flint, Mich.
The three named plaintiffs claim that Chicago's attempts to patch its aging water distribution leached lead into the water supply from the corroding pipes.
Chicago has more lead pipe water lines than any other U.S. city - nearly 80 percent of Chicago properties receive their drinking water from lead pipes, according to lead plaintiff Tatjana Blotkevic's lawsuit in Cook County Chancery Court.