President Biden’s infrastructure plan aims to replace all lead service lines in the United States — a long overdue undertaking to resolve a legacy of lead contamination disproportionately affecting low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, Although replacement of lead service lines receives bipartisan support, even if funding is approved upgrading the country’s aging drinking water system will be no easy feat.
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The Debate: Getting the Lead Out of Drinking Water Lines
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