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City to Distribute Water Filter for Homes with Lead Pipes

Monday afternoon the City of Milwaukee laid out a plan to get water filters into homes at risk of lead contamination.

City officials say their first priority will be the 385 daycares along with homes with pregnant women and children under the age of 1.

However, they say they do want to make sure any of the tens of thousands of residents who may have a lead pipe issue get the service they need.

Aquasana Filters will be available as soon as November 29th. They can be picked up at the 16th Street Community Health Center and by contacting the City of Milwaukee through their website.

The filters are said to last about a year, and there are two types being offered: the powered water filtration system, which hooks up to your skink, and the filtered water jug. Both will be at no cost to impacted families.

The city also worked out a deal to help serve homes outside of the lead pipe lines. People can order a filter through Aquasana’s website with the code word “milwaukee” for a discount, officials say.

If you’re interested in getting either filter of want to see if your home is impacted by lead service lines, click here.  

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