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February 8, 2019

$50M to replace lead pipes in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's beleaguered water authority will spend $50 million to replace lead service lines, give filters to low-income residents and take other steps to address the city's lead crisis under a settlement approved by state utility regulators.

It comes a week after the Pennsylvania attorney general's office filed criminal charges against the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority. The office alleges the agency mishandled a lead pipe replacement program in 2016 and 2017 and put more than 150 households at elevated risk of lead poisoning.


 
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