Urge Mayor Lightfoot to replace Chicago’s lead service lines and protect residents!
Chicago has more lead service lines than any city in the country. Because of this, many of Chicago’s residents are at risk of exposure to lead, a dangerous neurotoxin which is most harmful to our children and can have multi-generational impacts.
This is an urgent crisis. There is no safe level of lead in the human body. The longer Chicagoans wait for lead service lines to be replaced, the more families could be exposed to lead contamination and face life-threatening health risks.
The City of Chicago has a program intended to replace the city’s lead service lines, but progress has been extremely slow, with only 180 of over 400,000 lead service lines replaced–less than one-tenth of one percent. This is unacceptable. Each day Mayor Lightfoot continues to kick the can down the road, vulnerable residents and children are being exposed to lead. There are billions of dollars in federal and state funds available to address the lead problem, but Chicago has been slow to tackle this issue.
Send an urgent message to Mayor Lightfoot demanding the City accelerate the replacement of lead service lines and protect the health of residents!