Thursday , 29 September 2016

MADISON RECOGNIZED AS MODEL FOR PREVENTING LEAD CONTAMINATION IN WATER

The city of Madison’s approach to handling possible lead contamination from pipes was likened to “hitting a gnat with a sledgehammer” in a recent Washington Post article. Long before Flint, Michigan made headlines for its lead water contamination and how the city handled the crisis, Madison removed all of its lead pipes, a costly but effective method that only one other municipality has done, according to the Washington Post. From 2001 to 2011, the city dug up and replaced its pipes because the water had been measured at 19 parts per billion, which is one part per billion over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s standard. “The safe level of lead is zero,” Joe Grande, Madison Water Utility’s manager said in the article. http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/madison-recognized-as-model-for-preventing-lead-contamination-in-water/article_f4077e15-1403-53e2-a871-5e0ebc417d6b.html

 

 

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