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OLYMPIA, WA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a plan to send $63 million to Washington to aid the state in its effort to replace local lead water service lines. The Washington state Department of Health says that money should "greatly" speed its ongoing effort to remove lead from drinking water systems.
"Lead in drinking water pipes and faucets threatens the health and well-being of children and families across Washington", said Lauren Jenks, Assistant Secretary of Environmental Public Health. "We are thankful to Congress, the Biden Administration and the EPA for moving quickly to make these funds available so we can ensure that every Washington resident can turn on their tap, confident that the water coming out is safe."
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