Researchers find aluminum in water could affect lead’s solubility — in certain cases
It is not uncommon to find aluminum in municipal water systems. It’s part of a treatment chemical used in some water treatment processes. Recently, however, it has been discovered in lead scale, deposits that form on lead water pipes.
The aluminum presence in pipes is both unsurprising and, in the quantities researchers saw in water pipes, not … [more…]
Assistance prioritized for Child Care Centers caring for infants
May 4, 2020 Contact: Edward Ortiz (Edward.Ortiz@waterboards.ca.gov)
SACRAMENTO – The State Water Resources Control Board has executed an agreement to provide approximately $5 million in grant funds for testing and remediation of lead in drinking water at licensed Child Care Centers.
The passage of Assembly Bill 2370 in 2018 requires that all licensed child care centers constructed before January 1, 2010 … [more…]
Parent advocate Maxine Onstott, shown cuddling with her son Maximilliano, 6, said many families are having a hard time getting help for their children’s disabilities in the wake of the water crisis.
—Brittany Greeson for Education Week
Years after reports surfaced of alarmingly high lead levels in the water system, the toll of the crisis is becoming clear: At least 1 in 5 students in Flint’s public schools … [more…]
Elevated lead levels in Flint, Michigan, and Newark, New Jersey, have made national news, causing growing concern over water safety in Chicago.
Mayor Lightfoot has suspended the city’s water meter installation program after samples showed higher lead levels in homes where a water meter had been recently added. Research has shown that lead levels can increase for many months, even years, if water service lines are impacted by road construction … [more…]
…after filters fail to safeguard homes with old pipes
Responding to reports that filters are not protecting residents from elevated lead levels in their drinking water, Newark officials on Sunday said they will distribute bottled water to households with old lead pipes after federal officials urged the city to take action “as soon as possible.”
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its recommendation to Newark in a letter Friday, in … [more…]