EPA announces $20 million grant funding to remove lead sources

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on this week that $20 million in grants are available to help communities and schools remove sources of lead in drinking water.

This grant funding, as well as additional funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, should help make progress on the goal of addressing lead and removing lead pipes across the country, the EPA announced.  “A pillar of our work at the EPA is ensuring that every person in every community has safe drinking water,” EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox said. “This grant funding will help reduce exposure to lead in drinking water and should be used to support underserved communities that are most at risk for exposure.”

According to the EPA, of all community water system Lead and Copper Rule Revision violations, nearly 80 percent have been at small groundwater-supplied public water systems.

Under the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, the EPA is announcing the availability of $10 million for projects to conduct lead service line replacements or implement corrosion control improvements and $10 million for projects that remove sources of lead in drinking water (e.g., fixtures, fountains, outlets, plumbing materials) in schools or childcare facilities.

 

Deborah

Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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Justine Weber
Justine Weber
7 months ago

This is so important and should be high on the list of priorities. $20 million is a decent start.

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