This nationwide polling survey was conducted nationally and in Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin on opinions on various provisions of a potential lead and copper rule. The poll was conducted in mid-October, 2022.
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EPA’s Chance Is NOW to Finally Fix the Broken Lead & Copper Rule
Expert BlogUnited States, Michigan, InternationalErik D. Olson
Americans across political lines support action to fix lead in drinking water—and here’s how it can be done.
Lead Pipes Are Widespread and Used in Every State
SurveyUnited States, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Missouri, Wisconsin, Indiana, Texas, MinnesotaErik D. Olson, Alexandra Stubblefield
An NRDC survey estimates that there are at least 12.8 million water pipes that are, or may be, lead, spread across the entire country. Use our map to find out about your state.
Causes and Effects of Lead in Water
GuideUnited States, Flint, Michigan, IllinoisKeith Mulvihill
How this harmful neurotoxin got into our taps and what it’ll take to get it out.
What You Need to Know About Lead Service Line Replacement
Millions of homes across the United States have service lines—the pipes that deliver drinking water to your tap—made of lead, a toxic metal that is especially dangerous to young developing brains. The only long-term solution to protect public health is…
All the Earmarks of Harmful Water Policy
Expert BlogUnited StatesErik D. Olson, Kyler Sumter
NRDC findings show that communities of color most in need of water infrastructure funding are less likely to get it.
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