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President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure bill is sending Iowa $638 million dollars to replace ALL our state’s lead pipes and make other water infrastructure improvements.
“There is no safe level of lead in children’s blood. Lead can harm human health, can lead to issues like anemia and kidney and brain damage, and can even cause death at very high levels.” National Center for Healthy Housing: Link
“Iowa has the sixth-highest number of lead lines per capita nationwide at 5,015 lead lines per 100,000 people, according to a new survey from Natural Resources Defense Council. An estimated 160,000 or more lead service lines carry drinking water to Iowans who may not suspect their tap water could be contaminated with lead.” https://www.nrdc.org/media/2021/210715-2
Note: U.S. Representative Cindy Axne is the ONLY Iowa member of the US House to vote to protect Iowa kids by removing lead pipes from our state’s drinking water systems.