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There are parts of Buffalo and Western New York that are pretty old. With most of the area having been largely built out prior to World War II, that means lots of neighborhoods in the 716 have some pretty old infrastructure. Just take a look at some of our roads, bridges, and buildings and you can see that for yourself.
It's no secret that Buffalo has lots of lead water service lines buried underground and those pipes are very old. Those pipes have been causing problems for the residents of Buffalo for years and thanks to some funds from the American Rescue Plan, the local government is going to have some additional resources to do something about that.
Officials estimate that there are over 40,000 lead water lines still feeding homes in Buffalo. An additional $10 million in federal funds have been added to funds the City of Buffalo has already secured to make line replacements. Several hundred lines have already been replaced and work is scheduled to continue throughout the remainder of the year.
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