Get the lead out: Freeport replacing 700 lead service lines after receiving state funding
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FREEPORT — The city of Freeport will receive $4 million in funding from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to replace lead service lines in the community.
The funding is provided through the Illinois EPA’s State Revolving Fund, which provides low-interest loans for drinking water, wastewater, and storm water projects. The city of Freeport will receive 100 percent principal forgiveness for this loan.
Service lines are small pipes that carry drinking water from water mains into homes. Many older homes built prior to 1990 may have lead service lines or lead containing plumbing fixtures or faucets.
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