Did You Know…
The City of Milwaukee comprises nearly 600,000 individuals. Of all those citizens, around 70,000 households have lead pipes running throughout their plumbing, which all are in dire need of replacement or improvement for the health and well-being of all Milwaukee County citizens.
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Households with Lead in Pipes
For Decades the general population has been warned about the dangers of lead pipes. Even though many older Milwaukee homes have been partially or completely renovated, the plumbing is rarely changed as a complete overhaul of plumbing is a costly expense that lower income families cannot account for.
The result? Long-term lead poisoning; trauma that causes serious physical and developmental risks, especially to children. Children under the age of six are the most vulnerable to lead poisoning which can cause permanent neurological damage leading to learning disabilities and behavior problems.
We have the solution to help Milwaukee County residents
Because of the cost of installing a filtration system or even further, a whole new plumbing system in a home, lower income families are left without an option.
However, with a mission to bring whole-house filtration systems in older Milwaukee homes as a way to move towards a lead free county, Community Water Services (CWS) is ready to transform the health of Milwaukee County residents.
By testing a systematic approach to bring safe tap water for all to drink, CWS is seeking valued partners looking to invest in the health and well-being of our fellow citizens. The initial goal is to launch a feasibility project that will establish 150 beta testing sites for both water technology systems designed to filter lead from drinking water and account for potential retrofitting of plumbing.
Once these beta sites are set up, Community Water Services (CWS) plans to monitor them via testing for the first year, as a way to ensure no money is wasted and no stone is left unturned. Likewise, this year of review will reveal the scalability of the project and open the door to purifying all Milwaukee homes in an affordable way.
Together we can provide clean, safe drinking water for the vulnerable population of Milwaukee County and ensure that above all else, the children have the opportunity to stay healthy and grow into successful, happy young adults.
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