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In 2016, the city of Galesburg began phase one of a lead pipe replacement project. Now, the end of this project is in sight.
Nearly 3,000 pipes have been replaced so far since the program started in 2016. Over the course of the next year, the final 500 pipes are slated to be replaced.
Back in 2015, the city of Galesburg found that many of their pipes were “above the action level for lead” while doing their annual lead testing. The city also was under intense scrutiny from the EPA for childhood lead poisoning. The city then put forth a plan to fix this problem.
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