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The City of Akron is continuing the Lead Service Line Replacement Program this year to reduce the number of homes still connected to lead services.
According to city officials, for 2021 and 2022, Akron was awarded $1 million in funding for each year from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through a Water Supply Revolving Loan Account loan. These funds do not need to be paid back, said officials.
“I’m excited to once again offer the lead service line replacement program to Akron residents,” said Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan. “… These funds will help us continue that mission to provide safe, reliable drinking water to our customers.”
City officials said records show there are approximately 4,000 lead services remaining in the city’s water distribution system, which make up 4.7 percent of all services. This number has been substantially reduced since the 1950s, when there were upwards of 50,000 lead services in the city.
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