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Replacement for lead water pipes in Youngstown has been a project long overdue.
When Governor Mike DeWine announced the new H20 program on Monday, that would help alleviate this problem for local communities, Youngstown wasn't on the list.
21 News found that the city has a plan of it's own, including hiring a water quality compliance coordinator and seeking out funds.
"Overall, our plan is to secure monies through partnering with a local engineering firm to go after some of the federal dollars available for lead replacement," said Harry Johnson III, water commissioner for the city of Youngstown. "In addition to that, I requested about $1.5 million from the ARP monies," he said.
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