Nation is Learning from Flint and Replacing Lead Water Pipes and Boston is an Example
When it comes to lead in city water supplies, the nation is learning from Flint, Mich. In Boston, the mayor is incentivizing commercial and residential businesses to replace private lead water services.
“The health and safety of our residents is our top priority and in Boston we are making significant strides towards replacing the remaining lead pipes across the city,” said Mayor Martin Walsh, in Water & Waste Digest magazine. “It is our hope that residents will take advantage of this program to replace lead water service at their property to help us move the city of Boston towards a safer housing stock and a healthier city.”
The program will double the financial assistance up to $2,000 if they use a contractor offered by the Boston Water & Sewer Commission to replace lead pipes on their property, the magazine says. Another deal will provide an interest-free loans for 48 months.
It’s a program that has actually been around since 2005 and one responsible for replacing 1,391 private lead services, the publication says. Now that the nation has become aware of the potential problems, the city expects the replacements to be expedited.
- Improve Occupant Comfort & Reduce Energy Costs Through Humidity Control
- Financing Environmental Resiliency and a Low-Carbon Future with Green Bonds
- The Corporate Sustainability Professional's Guide to Better Data Management
- Best Practices in Electricity Procurement
- Choosing the Correct Emission Control Technology
- Top 10 Steps for a Successful EMIS Project
- eBook: Five Key Considerations for Integrating Renewables into Your Procurement Strategy
- Operationalizing EHS Management: Bridge the Gap from Strategy to Execution
- Four Key Questions to Ask Before Your Next Energy Purchase
- The New Energy Future - Challenges and Opportunities in Corporate Energy Management