Cap or Tap?
Tap! Yes, tap water from Lake Michigan is safe to drink. Chicagoland residents are fortunate to live near Lake Michigan, one of the world’s largest, cleanest sources of fresh water. The lake services water to millions of people in Illinois everyday.
But while it provides the public with great recreational opportunities as well as valuable tap water, some have raised concern about the safety of it for drinking purposes.
Even though the 1960s may have been plagued with warnings of the problems associated with pollution in the Great Lakes, times have changed. Thanks to the combination of the Clean Water Act and our sophisticated treatment facilities that clean lake water before it enters our faucets, the water from Lake Michigan is among the best municipal water supply sources in the world. (more…)