The Fight Against Lead in Our Water

The Fight Against Lead in Our Water
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In Newburgh, NY, and across the state, a big problem needs our attention: lead in our drinking water. Lead is a harmful metal that can cause serious health issues, especially for kids. The new Lead Pipe Right to Know Act is so important for us.

This new law, passed by the New York State Legislature, is a big step in solving the lead problem in our water. It tells water companies to find out where lead pipes are and share this information with everyone. This way, we can replace these old pipes with safer ones.

Lead in water is a serious issue in New York. Many kids have too much lead in their blood, which is really bad for their health. It can make it hard for them to learn and grow properly. In some places, like Buffalo, kids living in certain neighborhoods are likelier to have lead problems. This isn't fair, and it's something we need to fix.

Our community in Newburgh is also doing its part. We have a program to replace lead pipes. This is great because it means we work together to make our water safer. By changing old lead pipes to new ones, we can protect our families and friends from the dangers of lead.

The Lead Pipe Right to Know Act is a big deal for Newburgh. It's about ensuring our water is safe to drink and that our kids are healthy. We all need clean water, and this law helps make sure we get it. It's a step towards a healthier future for everyone in Newburgh and New York.

So, let's keep working together to get rid of lead pipes and make our community safer. It's important for our health and the health of our city. We're moving in the right direction with this new law and our local efforts.

Contact the City of Newburgh Water Division if you would like to learn more about the programs.

Water | Newburgh, NY
The Water Division is established under Article IX-A of the City Charter and is responsible for administration and enforcement of Chapter 293 of the City Code. The Division is headed by the Water Superintendent, who is appointed by the City Manager.

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