Report: 650,000 lead pipes still carry water in Ohio; 2nd most in U.S.
As many as 650,000 lead pipes statewide deliver water to Ohioans, according to a report released last week by the Natural Resources Defense Council. This makes Ohio the second worst state in the nation as measured by the estimated number of lead pipes (technically known as lead-containing service lines) in the water system, behind only […]
Water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the state awarded grants
Water and wastewater infrastructure programs across the state are getting $9 million in funding boosts from the state’s H2Ohio program. The state awarded the money based on economic need and project readiness, and acknowledged while awarding the money that Ohio has significant infrastructure issues that span many communities. “It is estimated that approximately 31% of […]
Lead testing of Ohio children plummets during pandemic
The number of Ohio children tested for lead exposure in the first five months of 2020 plummeted compared to the same time frame the year before, according to the CDC. The drop-off is part of a larger pattern. New research from the CDC found about a 34% decrease nationally in the number of children tested […]