Brittany Flowers, Madalyn Buursma
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The city of Grand Rapids has begun the work of replacing lead pipes using a United States Environmental Protection Agency grant.
The $5.1 million grant will be used to help replace around 1,600 private lead service lines, Grand Rapids said in a Thursday release. The project will take about four years to complete in what the city calls “Neighborhoods of Focus,” some of the oldest developed areas in the region.
Crews have already started replacing lead pipes in neighborhoods bounded by Franklin Street, Eastern Avenue, Hall Street and Jefferson Avenue. It will take six months to replace around 230 private lead service lines in those neighborhoods, the city said.
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