Michael Deane, Executive Director, National Association of Water Companies
Contributor to HuffPost
It’s no secret – the situations in Flint, Michigan and other cities have heightened awareness and sparked action about the challenges of our nation’s aging water infrastructure. Lead and other contaminants in Americans’ water have received quite a bit of attention over the past couple of years – with good reason. Nationwide, outdated lead service lines connect an estimated 6.1 million or more homes and businesses. Service lines are the pipes that connect the utilities’ underground system of water mains and pipes to a home, business or public-use facility, and are the responsibility of the home or business owner.
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