Ryan Van Velzer
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Louisville Water Company finished replacing all of the city’s publicly owned lead service lines last year, but they’re still trying to get nearly 1,000 homeowners to take out the last remaining private lines.
Service lines connect homes to water mains, and if you live in a home built before 1950, it’s possible that line could be made with lead — a neurotoxin that can leach into drinking water under certain conditions.
Water quality compliance manager Chris Bobay says Louisville has about 45,000 homes built before 1950 and about 5 to 10% of them likely have some kind of lead plumbing.
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