Tyler Eddy & Shaun Gallagher
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Contractors continue to work to replace the more than 60,000 lead service lines across the City of Milwaukee.
Now, Milwaukee Water Works has developed a new plan to prioritize replacement in the city’s most disadvantaged areas.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says when you have a lead service line, clean water that flows through the line can carry lead from the pipe. This could end up in your drinking water if you don't let the water run for a few minutes first. Drinking lead-contaminated water can cause health risks, especially for young children.
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