SAUK VILLAGE - Attorney General Lisa Madigan obtained a court order requiring Sauk Village to provide bottled water for its residents while the city work's to correct water contamination issues. LegalNews reports:
The Illinois EPA told the village on July 16 that two wells in its public water supply system were approaching the maximum contaminant level for vinyl chloride. Vinyl chloride is a substantial public health threat and can endanger the environment. In 2009, the village stopped using a third well that had vinyl chloride levels above the MCL.
Madigan's office filed a second amended complaint against Sauk Village on Friday after the IEPA referred the latest issues with the public water supply to her office for enforcement. The complaint alleges that Sauk Village, as the operator and owner of a public water supply, has failed to provide its residents with safe water due to the ongoing vinyl chloride contamination in its supply of water.