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Lead Service Line Replacement in Ohio

Ohio Environmental Council, December 2, 2021

All Ohioans deserve to live in a healthy environment. Yet many older homes still contain lead-based paint and lead water lines. Exposure to lead, even at low levels, can cause serious health effects in all age groups, but especially for children. Advocates across Ohio are calling on our leaders and lawmakers to get the lead out of our homes and our drinking water systems: 

Efforts are underway across the state to eliminate lead poisoning threats, but there is still much work to be done—particularly when it comes to drinking water systems.

Why were lead pipes were introduced into Ohio’s drinking water delivery system? What is the scale of the problem and what are the health impacts of lead in water? How can we build a comprehensive, statewide lead service line replacement program in Ohio?

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