A grant is helping Water Works replace lead service lines to homes with pregnant people and young kids
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Homeowners Liz and Roman Lewis knew when they bought their 142-year-old home in Spring Grove Village in June that it had lead water service lines. The information turned up during the inspection process.
Greater Cincinnati Water Works is replacing lead lines across its service area. While it used to cover part of the cost, starting last December, Water Works covers the full cost from street to meter.
Liz Lewis called to see about getting on the waiting list. "They told me there's a longer line and all this, but then he's like, 'Unless you are pregnant or if someone (living in the house is) under 6,' " Lewis recalls. "I was like, 'Well, actually, you're one of the only people who knows, but I'm pregnant.' Then he gave me the number of someone to contact directly, and then it kind of just moved quickly from there."
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