U.S. plans to replace all lead pipes over next decade

Axios on December 16, 2021

The Biden administration unveiled plans Thursday to replace all lead water pipelines over the next decade.

Why it matters: The White House estimated that up to 10 million households connect to water through lead pipes and service lines and 400,000 schools and child care centers are at risk of exposure to lead in their water. Exposure can cause multiple adverse health effects, including brain and nervous system damage.

By the numbers: At least $15 billion of funding for the replacement plan comes from the bipartisan infrastructure signed into law last month.

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