Duluth News Tribune
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DULUTH — This week, Duluth began work on a pilot project to replace lead water service lines along a six-block stretch of East Eighth Street at a cost of nearly $1.3 million. The contractor, JMF Construction Inc., hopes to complete about half the work yet this fall and the remainder in the spring, working east to west from 14th Avenue East to Eighth Avenue East.
The relatively small-scale endeavor gives residents a sense of the tremendous costs Duluth will face as it works to rid its municipal water system of lead, both in city-owned infrastructure and on private property.
Lorie Croke has lived on East Eighth Street for 28 years, and said she will be glad to have the lead service line to her home replaced, especially at no cost to her household.
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