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Illinois is committed to getting rid of all the lead-lined water pipes in the state within 15 or 20 years, beginning in 2027, a costly and labor-intensive effort.
Legislation mandating lead pipe replacement passed both houses of the state legislature this spring. The legislation is on the governor’s desk for him to sign.
The state-wide effort will create 6,000 indirect or direct jobs in Illinois, a new report by Environmental Entrepreneurs, a group of national business leaders and the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters has found.
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