ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Rockford will soon be testing its water for lead but officials say there are no indications of any problems like they have had in Flint, Michigan.
Interim Public Works Director Matt Vitner says the testing is routine. In fact, Vitner says because the water in Rockford has been lead-free for decades, the city is required to have its water tested just once every three years.
That's the least stringent testing that environmental regulators require.
Vitner says that tap water from 50 homes will be sampled this spring and summer.