Chicago, IL (August 11, 2022) – The Alliance for the Great Lakes believes that access to clean water is a necessity that should never be denied, and we commend Gov. DeWine on investing $1.5 million that will help local communities identify and map lead service lines throughout the state of Ohio.
Mapping out where lead service lines exist so they can eventually be replaced is an important step in creating a water infrastructure system that equitably delivers safe, clean water to all Ohioans.
Ohio has the second-most lead service lines of any state in the country and, as the governor has said, there’s simply no safe level of lead exposure — especially for children, the elderly and other vulnerable communities. The Alliance looks forward to continued collaboration with the governor’s office on this important issue.
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