Success: Communities Protected From Lead Exposure

Target: Michael Regan, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Goal: Support planned elimination of lead pipes from water utility systems.

Dangerous lead pipes currently carry drinking water to roughly 10 million American households. Water in these pipes often becomes contaminated with toxic substances. Such contamination harms the health and well-being of countless people, with disproportionate impacts seen in children and in low-income communities. This ForceChange petition and its signers implored reform at the federal level. The nation’s leaders are finally listening.

The Biden administration has long pledged to replace every lead pipe currently in the United States to ensure safer and cleaner water access. They have begun to make good on this promise with an announced investment of 15 billion dollars towards the effort. In addition, a reservoir of 350 billion dollars in state funds can be utilized. According to the plan, within a decade lead pipes will be no more. To boost these initiatives, the Environmental Protection Agency will implement more rigorous water testing requirements for lead so that no American faces prolonged unsafe exposure.

Sign the petition below to applaud this needed step in safeguarding one of life’s essentials.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Administrator Regan,

The millions of families and thousands of schools dealing with the hidden danger of lead pipes could soon have this hazard removed. The communities of Flint, Michigan brought such dangers to light for the country and the world. Thank you for committing to replacing all lead pipes and to rigorously testing current water supplies.

Most of all, thank you for helping ensure every American can enjoy safe, clean drinking water without risking life.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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