Tell the EPA: Get the lead out of drinking water
Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0300
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler:
I am writing to urge the EPA to require the replacement of all lead service lines in the next 10 years or less, as part of the agency's update to the Lead and Copper Rule.
Lead is a potent neurotoxin that can have permanent, lifelong negative health impacts, especially in children. And yet, we have an estimated 6 to 10 million pipes made of lead that bring water into our homes. These lead service lines are a huge source of contamination of our drinking water.
That is why experts have been calling for the full replacement of these toxic pipes as soon as possible.
After decades of delay, this update of the Lead and Copper Rule is the EPA's historic opportunity to "get the lead out" and keep our drinking water safe. Please order the replacement of all lead service lines as soon as possible.