White House Funding Effort To Identify & Replace Lead Pipes

Kamala Lead Pipes Cbs

Vice President Kamala Harris announced a new push to eliminate lead pipes and paint, and other fixtures containing lead, from homes and other buildings.

It’s part of the Biden administration’s “Build Back Better” plan.

The White House says up to 10 million homes and 400,000 schools and child care centers are at risk of lead exposure through service lines and fixtures.

Harris says the focus of this plan is on serving the communities of color and rural areas that have been mostly overlooked.

The White House plans to release $2.9 billion in infrastructure bill funds for lead pipe removal.