Environmentalists push for lead pipe phase out

“‘Even though we say there are around 680 thousand lead service lines in Illinois, there could be much more than that, and there are communities that aren’t aware their own lead service line could be disrupted and cause issues for them and their family,’ Colleen Smith with the Illinois Environmental Council said.

Degrading lead pipes can lead to issues if people drink the water from the pipes, especially in young children.”

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