Mayor Ballantyne stands in the White House at the Biden-Harris Lead Pipe Summit
Lead exposure in drinking water is a national public health concern and long-standing environmental justice issue – and Washington is taking strides to address it. Last week, Mayor Ballantyne attended a coalition summit hosted by Vice President Harris, where Somerville and 120+ government agencies and community organizations committed to accelerating lead service line replacement.
Somerville is leading Massachusetts in its efforts to eliminate lead from the city’s water infrastructure. Since 2019, our Lead Service Line Replacement Program has completed 194 line replacements, setting a pace to remove all known or suspected lead pipes by 2025. This is all at no cost to homeowners.
Think your property may be eligible for services? Apply for lead service line replacement.