CLEAN WATER SOLUTIONS FOR ALL OF D.C.'S KIDS!!
(Fact: The source of
D.C.'s water is the Potomac River)
DEMAND REPARATIONS FOR THE
NEGLIGENCE! YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!
3/16 EPA was aware of the
problem for months!
Call Rep. Tom Davis via the
swicthboard at (202)225-3121.
Fund to Help Residents Pay for Replacement of Private Lead Pipes
3/9 Additional Testing of Child-Serving
Facilities to Be Done.
3/6 Brita Filter Pitchers Available for
Children, Mothers w/lead service lines.
YET THE NEED FOR MORE ACTION BY
OFFICIALS IS CLEAR!! Solutions Needed.
Arlington Implicates Plumbing, Joints, Solders. All Children Could Be
Please Act Now and
Send an Email
To Urge Clean Water Solutions for All D.C. Kids!
SOLUTIONS FOR OFFICIALS
Here to Email These or your own Demands/Ideas to Officials
I am angry and I want action. It now appears
that the EPA, WASA, and the Department of Health have all been aware of the
elevated lead levels in the drinking water and have done next to nothing
about it. There should be immediate criminal investigations, firings and a
program of reparations funded at the national level, and administered
locally under a plan that is overseen by a board of citizens and experts.
While there have been recent efforts to address the public health crisis
resulting from high levels of lead, we need more action immediately.
I urge you to support legislation to help city residents pay for the
replacement of private lead pipes. The city is now making filters available
to families in lead line serviced homes. It is a start, but still inadequate
because lead could be leaching from pipes, joints and fixtures, putting all
the city's children and pregnant women at risk.
Our children in D.C. can not wait for healthy clean water. Their future is
now. I urge you to perform the following to ensure that all of our children
have healthy water to drink now and in the future:
1. Please immediately make available lead-free water for all of D.C.'s
pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to 6 years of age, that
Indigent Families: Free NSF-certified
bottled water or NSF-certified water filters
Eligible Families: Tax credits to taxpayers for the expense of NSF-certified
bottled water and filtration products
2. Federal funding for expedited replacement of lead service lines from the
7% per year replacement schedule to 50% per year
Congress' cuts to EPA's budget for corrosion control programs nationally
have reduced the funds available to the District's to address the lead
leaching problem. Congress needs to provide adequate funding for immediate
The structural deficit, a by-product of a local D.C. tax base financing both
federal and local infrastructure needs, creates a just demand that the
federal government bear some of the burden of the expense of improving the
3. Immediate individual outreach to all of the affected and at-risk
population, particularly those with water samples testing with elevated lead
levels. This should include prompt disclosure, reporting to individuals and
the public, and scheduled replacement of lead lines.
4. Public outreach and education to fully inform the public of the planned
testing regimen, with mapping of results and agressive public education on
lead exposure reduction as well as a permanent free lead testing program of
any D.C. home or residential facility.
5. While some testing has been done and more is scheduled for child-serving
facilities, perform thorough and rigorous testing of all potentially
affected waterways, including multiple family dwellings, all city schools,
recreation centers, libraries, licensed child care facilities and schools.
Apartment buildings are of particular concerns to many city residents.
6. Grants to all residents for private lead plumbing, components and