Watertown Daily Times
WATERTOWN — The city is ready to roll out a program funded through a $607,629 state grant to replace corroded lead piping on about 150 homes.
Watertown Superintendent Vicky Murphy said Monday night that approximately 49,000 Watertown homes built before 1931 most likely have water lines contaminated by lead.
Drinking water can be a source of lead exposure when service pipes are corroded with lead. Children and pregnant women are most vulnerable to its impacts. The effects of lead are irreversible.
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