Lead in Drinking Water: A Community Guide for Immediate Action - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Lead in Drinking Water: A Community Guide for Immediate Action

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Exposure to lead can have devastating health consequences. Lead in drinking water poses a significant, complicated public health concern for people today. The safest solution—removal of lead pipes, fixtures and solder—requires extensive planning, capital investment, staff capacity and time. That daunting list can discourage action. Yet, lead must be addressed. There are many immediate actions a community can take, even as it begins planning for a more systemic, long-term solution. Whether or not your community has lead service lines, all municipal leaders can take action today to ensure the safety of residents.

This page can be found online at http://www.metroplanning.org/multimedia/publication/898

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