Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06) today released the following statement applauding the EPA’s new proposal to replace 100% of lead pipes across America within 10 years.
“The science is clear – no amount of lead in drinking water is safe. There are millions of people across the country that don’t even know if they are drinking lead, and I’ve had parents come up to me with tears in their eyes, worried for the wellbeing of their children because there is lead in the school’s water. The only way to get safe, clean water into Michigan communities – and communities across the country – is to urgently replace all lead service lines. I led efforts in the House to secure funding in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to replace these pipes and finally give a sense of peace to parents and families. I’m grateful to the Biden Administration for their commitment to this issue and for their collaboration to get this done. I will continue to work in Congress and with the Administration to see this through.”
Dingell has long led the fight to ensure safe, clean, and affordable drinking water for every single American, and successfully secured $15 billion in the Bipartisan infrastructure Law to replace lead service lines.