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EPA lead dust
Sep 1, 2023

EPA proposes tougher rules on lead dust

If finalized, the rule would require more thorough abatement and cleaning at lead-tainted homes and child care facilities.

Aug 23, 2023

Milwaukee to receive $5M in federal funds to combat household lead hazards

The funding comes through HUD’s $140 million award through its lead hazard reduction program.

Milwaukee Workers Memorial Day
May 9, 2023

Municipal coalition to fund water infrastructure modernization in disadvantaged communities

Johnson said it was "unacceptable" for so many communities in the Great Lakes region to live with lead lines.

May 3, 2023

Federal funds has Revitalize Milwaukee ‘poised’ for lead paint reduction program

Federal funding will allow Revitalize Milwaukee to perform lead abatement for "hundreds" of low-income Milwaukee homes.

Apr 27, 2022

BUILDING BLOCKS: Lead water-line replacements

The village of Menomonee Falls is one of many Wisconsin municipalities that are replacing their lead water lines to reduce the risks of lead poisoning from drinking water. Milwaukee, for instance, has about 70,000 lead laterals that are up for replacement. Doing that work is expected to cost as much as $800 million.

Jan 24, 2022

VP Harris to tout replacing lead lines during Milwaukee stop

Vice President Kamala Harris plans to tout the removal and replacement of lead pipes during a stop Monday in Wisconsin, where she will highlight efforts to update aging infrastructure throughout the country.

Nov 11, 2021

Federal bill could up state’s money for highways by $1B

Wisconsin stands to receive more than $1 billion in additional highway money in the next five years from the federal infrastructure bill that passed Congress last week, according to an analysis by the state's Legislative Fiscal Bureau. 

Oct 11, 2021

Racine faced with mammoth task of replacing lead pipes

The city of Racine had just under 11,000 lead pipe service lines delivering water to its nearly 80,000 residents in July, when the city announced it had received a $1.6 million grant through the state's Safe Drinking Water Loans program.

Sep 9, 2021

‘It’s criminal’: Milwaukeeans call for speedier removal of lead pipes to reduce childhood poisoning

Sitting in his North Side Milwaukee rental house, Nazir Al-Mujaahid discussed his son Shu’aib’s challenges while the quiet 9-year-old lingered in another room. Shu’aib excels at sports, Al-Mujaahid said, but his speaking skills developed late, and he lags behind his 6-year-old brother in reading.

Sep 8, 2021

Whitmer proposes spending $200M to replace lead water pipes

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday proposed spending $200 million in federal pandemic relief funding to replace lead pipes throughout Michigan, where underground infrastructure was exposed by Flint's disaster.

Jan 21, 2020

Senate OKs lead tests for child-care providers, camps (UPDATE)

All day care centers, child care providers and children's camps would have to test their water for lead under a bill the state Senate is scheduled to take up Tuesday.

Oct 4, 2019

Milwaukee receives $5.9M from HUD to remove lead from homes

Milwaukee is receiving $5.9 million from the federal government to help remove lead from homes.


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