Washington receives money to replace lead water service lines
Last updated 12/23/2021 at 1:02pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that Washington State will receive over $63 million to replace lead service lines as part of the federal bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This funding will greatly aid in expediting the removal of lead from drinking water systems already underway, led by Washington State Department of Health (DOH).
“Lead in drinking water pipes and faucets threatens the health and well-being of children and families across Washington”, said Lauren Jenks, Assistant Secretary of Environmental Public Health. “We are thankful...