The Journal Times
SARI LESK and JONATHON SADOWSKI
RACINE — Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday that the City of Racine has been awarded $1.38 million in state funding to help replace an estimated 460 lead water service lines.
The funding — provided as a “forgivable loan” that does not need to be repaid — will help defray part of the cost for property owners to replace the pipes, which have the potential to transfer harmful lead into drinking water. The city will be able to pay up to $3,000 directly to a contractor for the pipe replacement on behalf of a property owner, the governor’s office said.
“We need to be sure our kids and families are drinking clean water and that means replacing lead pipes,” Walker stated. “For the City of Racine, we are helping replace at least 460 lead service lines that will help provide clean, lead-free water to businesses and homes. This is critical to ensure we have a healthy community.”
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