Do Your Pipes Pose A Risk Or Contain Lead?

Galvanized Pipe With Lead

Here’s a good overview on the problem of lead in our communities. Lead in pipes, paint and gasoline. Riverside, being a older community, should review the possible impacts.

Has RPU changed out any lead pipes? Have we ever conducted a survey of our housing stock, to understand the possible depth of exposure locally?  Should the city work with county environmental health to provide educational outreach?  Are there grants for such public health education or abatement programs?

As a point made in this discussion, the impact mostly falls upon our lower income neighborhoods who reside in older housing stock.

Also, to some degree, just as the lead industry pushed back on the science on lead impacts, the PCB industry has pushed back on the science on PCBs. Something to keep in mind when considering the AG Park.

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