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Cold weather was not slowing down a continuing project to replace sections of lead pipes in Elyria’s city water system.
On Jan. 4, crews moved onto Broad Street to dig up and change any lead service lines that carry fresh water from city mains into homes.
The work there was part of a process that started last year and will continue as needed.
Elyria city water does not have dangerous levels of lead in it, said Samuel F. Jacob, water team leader.
However, Mayor Frank Whitfield, Safety-Service Director Kevin Brubaker, the city administration and Water Distribution Department want to be proactive in taking out lead pipes before it is required by law, Jacob said.
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