With unprecedented federal funding, the support of labor unions, and the opportunity to create good jobs with a prevailing wage, now is the time to take swift and decisive action to get the lead out of Minnesota drinking water, once and for all!
Lead is a highly poisonous metal and can affect almost every organ in the body and the nervous system. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that lead in drinking water can be 20% or more of a person’s lead exposure. Even low-level exposure to lead is linked to cardiovascular disease in adults. Children under 6 and developing fetuses are most susceptible because they absorb more lead than adults and their brains and nervous systems are still developing.
There is no safe level of lead exposure.
We have an opportunity to change that: SF30/HF24 would fund full replacement of lead service lines in Minnesota. When only public lines are replaced, private lines are disturbed, and lead is loosened and sent through lines and into homes and businesses through taps. By fully replacing these lines we are preventing additional unintended exposure and solving the problem once and for all.
Take action and ask your Representative and Senator to support full lead service line replacement. Everyone - regardless of economic status, the community in which they live, their race, or background, has a right to clean, healthy drinking water.
Write to your Minnesota lawmakers today! ↓