Lead in Drinking Water: It’s Time to Get the Lead Out - Metropolitan Planning Council

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MPC Roundtable
Lead in Drinking Water: It’s Time to Get the Lead Out

October 30, 2018, Noon to 1:30 p.m. CST

This is a past event

Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council

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For centuries, lead was used to make many household products. From paint to pipes, lead was both incredibly prevalent and incredibly dangerous. Laws now limit how lead can be used, but hazards remain.

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has elevated the issue of lead in drinking water. Research shows many municipalities in our region—including the City of Chicago—have lead service lines. However, this is a complicated problem to fix—ownership, responsibility, identification and cost of replacement all pose barriers. Regardless, lead in drinking water is a public health risk that needs to be addressed today.

Join MPC as we discuss this issue with experts. We’ll feature two municipalities who are forging ahead with innovative programs and community education, and we’ll hear about the latest funding and financing opportunities available for implementing replacement programs in our region.

Roundtable Panelists:

  • Darrell King, Water Production Bureau Chief, City of Evanston
  • Nancy Quirk, General Manager, Green Bay Water Utility
  • Chris Meister, Executive Director, Illinois Finance Authority

Special Introductory Remarks: Senator Heather Steans (Illinois, 7th District)

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The program begins at noon, with brief presentations followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Seating will be limited, so be sure to register online in advance.

The cost of the event is $15 for MPC donors and students with a current ID, $30 for all others. MPC events are ADA compliant, please indicate any accommodations needed when you register. Lunch is included; please indicate any dietary restrictions when you register.

MPC thanks Christopher B. Burke Engineering for generously sponsoring this event.

This page can be found online at http://www.metroplanning.org/events/roundtable/detail/478

Metropolitan Planning Council 140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616 info@metroplanning.org

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