Tell the EPA to Protect Our Health by Removing Toxic Lead Pipes from our Water Systems!

There is no safe level of lead exposure — period. But through decades of disinvestment and denial, tens of millions of people across the country in all 50 states — particularly in low-income communities and communities of color — continue to get their drinking water through lead pipes, allowing the potent neurotoxin to make its way into their bodies and cause irreversible harm to our health — especially in children and fetuses, damaging the brain and nervous systems and causing learning disabilities, impaired hearing, and more.

This is a public health disaster a century in the making, and it must be stopped.

The Lead and Copper Rule is a federal protection meant to keep lead out of drinking water, but it is woefully outdated. Thankfully, President Biden’s American Jobs Plan includes significant investments to our water infrastructure, and the EPA is seeking comments from the public now on how to strengthen the rule. This could very well be our best and last chance to end the crisis of lead-contaminated water once and for all.

NRDC is rallying to generate 100,000 letters to the EPA before the June 30 comment deadline urging the Biden administration to strengthen the Lead and Copper Rule and immediately remove every single lead pipe out of the ground. Please send your comment now.

We’ll also send your letter to your members of Congress so they know investing in safe drinking water is a priority for constituents like you.

EPA Docket Number: EPA-HQ-OW-2021-0255-0001

Photo: Steve Johnson via Flickr

Tens of millions of people in all 50 states -- especially from low-income communities and communities of color -- continue to get their drinking water from lead pipes. This is a public health disaster a century in the making and it must be stopped.

Submit a public comment before the June 30 deadline urging the EPA to strengthen the Lead and Copper Rule and remove lead pipes from homes all across America.

Your message will be sent to:

EPA Chief Michael Regan
cc: Congress

Subject line:

It’s time to end the lead-contaminated water crisis.

(Consider adding your own thoughts — personalized messages are especially effective)

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