Press Release

ELPC Applauds Biden-Harris Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan

Plan will help Midwest families access safe, clean drinking water.

Statement by Ann Mesnikoff, Federal Legislative Director 

CHICAGO – “The announcement today by the Biden-Harris Administration that the newly signed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help to tackle the crisis of lead in drinking water. Far too many children and families in Chicago and across the Midwest still get their drinking water from lead service pipes. Families should not have to worry about poisoning their children when they turn on the tap, fill the tub, or send their children to daycare or school. We welcome this commitment from the administration to prioritize safe, clean drinking water and healthy homes while creating good jobs.”

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