The Columbus Dispatch
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Part of a federal bipartisan infrastructure plan, if approved by Congress, would remove and replace lead-pipe water supply lines that pose health risks to residents.
The federal government could spend $55 billion on the project. But in many states, including Ohio, officials don't know exactly how many lead pipes exist.
"We do not have an exact number," said Heidi Griesmer, deputy director for communication at Ohio EPA.
A 2016 survey of water systems conducted by the American Water Works Association showed that Ohio had the second-highest number of lead service pipes in the country, behind Illinois, with an estimated 650,000 lead pipes.
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