This map indicates the lead levels of tested public drinking fountains within the Greater Chicago Area. All tests conducted by Follow The Lead were tested using the OMEGA HHWT-14 photometer. Click HERE to learn more about our process.
Check our interactive map to see if we have discovered lead contamination in your neighborhood.
If a public fountain near you tests positive for lead that does not necessarily indicate that your home is at immediate risk, but it may be at an increased risk.
Test your tap water at home to see if you are affected by lead water contamination. Lead water testing kits can be purchased from your local hardware store, online or by consulting a professional.
Buy a Lead Eliminating Filter!
Filtering your water for lead is the easiest and most immediate way to fix this problem in your home. Certain carbon filters are able to filter up to 99% of lead as well as other water contaminants, resulting in safer drinking water.
Water filters come in many forms, such as re-usable bottles, pitchers, and sinks. However, not all filters eliminate lead, so make sure you check what a filter removes from water before purchasing.