lead-pipes

EPA proposes plan to replace 100% of lead service lines within 10 years

BY: - December 1, 2023

The proposed Lead and Copper Rule Improvements are part of an effort to reduce lead in drinking water that can harm children and adults and disproportionately affects disadvantaged communities.

COMMENTARY

This is the time for Pennsylvanians to pipe up on lead removal | Opinion

BY: - March 9, 2023

Pennsylvania American Water has replaced more than 250 lead service lines in our service territory, and plans to invest approximately $15M this year to replace even more.

White House launches new push to help states remove lead pipes that carry drinking water

BY: - January 29, 2023

Erie County and Pittsburgh are among the communities set to participate in the program, according to the White House.

COMMENTARY

The U.S. is making plans to replace all of its lead water pipes from coast to coast | Analysis

BY: - December 26, 2021

Every lead pipe that’s replaced will pay off in higher lifetime earnings and lower rates of illness for families that gain access to safer tap water.

‘A once in a lifetime opportunity’: House, Senate Dems want to use stimulus cash to address lead, asbestos in Pa. schools

BY: - June 16, 2021

Democratic lawmakers in the state House and Senate say they want to spend $600 million in federal stimulus money to fix public schools from Scranton to Philadelphia inundated with lead and asbestos. Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Philadelphia, spoke at a press conference Wednesday to demand that the funds be used to address public schools’ financial need […]

COMMENTARY

Biden’s infrastructure plan targets lead pipes that threaten public health across the U.S. – including Pa. | Opinion

BY: - May 5, 2021

President Joe Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.