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Joshua Taylor MAS2019

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Presentation for the 2019 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference on March 29, 2019 in Cambridge, MA

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Joshua Taylor MAS2019

  1. 1. Lead Service Lines Surveys and Policy Bu.edu/rccp Josh Taylor joshuaat@bu.edu
  2. 2. Important Notes • Madison, WI • Study on chemical lead control • Lansing, MI and Sioux Falls, SD • Maintenance as key • Engaging public
  3. 3. Current Status • When Project launched, 5 cities had completed, now it’s 7 • Spokane, Lansing, Madison, Sioux Falls, Medford, Framingham, Springfield • Illinois has launched an initiative • Boston has launched an initiative
  4. 4. Responses from MA communities • Harwich • Target old infrastructure in general • Plainville • Replace during maintenance • Mendon • Create an inventory • Lenox • Schools have issues even after replacement Lead Results and Income Number of Schools with Lead Above AcRon Level 0 8 15 23 30 Median Income of Municipality $0 $50,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000
  5. 5. Final Thoughts • “[she] could not pay for the work. I asked what she could pay each month and she said 20 dollars. I said deal and without interest.” • “I’m a water professional all the time, not just when there is money. I don’t allow lead to stay in use once we find out. We can make a deal somehow. The safety of drinking water is not just part time it is all the time.” Greg Anderson, Sioux Falls SD Water Superintendent

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