As part of its mission to educate the community on environmental issues, the Environmental Advisory Board (“EAB”) has changed the topic of its upcoming meeting from Energy Efficiency to Lead in Drinking Water. A recent case of elevated lead levels in our community highlighted the importance of community education on this topic. The session will include general information on how lead gets into drinking water and health effects of being exposed to lead in drinking water. The EAB will share with residents information on how to find out if they have lead in their drinking water, and important steps residents can take to reduce their exposure.
It has been estimated that there are between 6 and 10 million lead service lines in the country, and some of those lead service lines are here in our village. These lead service lines are typically the most significant source of lead in drinking water. While many residents are aware of their lead service lines or have replaced their lead service lines, the EAB wants to make sure every resident in the village is informed on this topic. Please join this meeting at Village Hall at 8pm or by Zoom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the Zoom link by 3pm on January 26th. As children, infants and pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to lead, we ask all residents who read this article to invite a friend, neighbor or relative whose home includes or may include this particular group of residents.