Mayor Tom Barrett
Press Release

Lead Service Line Replacement Plan

Mayor Tom Barrett released the following statement regarding the Common Council’s vote on the lead service line replacement plan

By - Dec 13th, 2016 03:00 pm

“I’m pleased by the Common Council’s vote today in support of the administration’s plan to remove lead service lines from all Milwaukee properties.  I am also grateful to Alderman Jim Bohl, Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton and Alderwoman Milele Coggs for their leadership and engagement on this important issue.

“With the passage of the ordinance today, and over $6 million in funding in my 2017 City budget, the City now has the tools in place to start systematically removing all 70,000 lead service lines in the city. We will start that important work by replacing lead service lines at 385 day care facilities and fully replacing hundreds more leaking and failed service lines as they happen.

“Milwaukee continues to move forward in the fight against lead. I’m thankful for the Council’s support and the hard work being put into this effort by City departments.”

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One thought on “Lead Service Line Replacement Plan”

  1. Jim Romanowski says:

    At that rate, it will take 117 years to replace.

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