‘Our Water Campaign’ Taking On Lead Contamination Problems In City

‘Our Water Campaign’ Taking On Lead Contamination Problems In City.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — More than 100 people turned out for a town hall meeting Tuesday to discuss the lead contamination in portions of the city’s water supply.
The group “Our Water Campaign” hosted the event at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty.
She told KDKA’s Kym Gable she believes there are similarities between Pittsburgh’s current situation and the large-scale public health crisis that made international news in Flint.
“The next step, hopefully, would be an emergency declaration to actually get more resources into the city to pay for a service line replacement program that doesn’t put people out of their homes,” said Shariff.
Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content.
Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner has been an outspoken advocate for action.
She told the crowd, “We are the largest system in the country right now over the EPA lead limit, and that’s one thing that’s not out there.” Many property owners in the affected areas have already received their results from lead testing kits.
Tom Hoffman is one of them.
“I must say, I was pretty shocked.

Learn More