Lead In Drinking Water Still Endangers Chicago-Area Children

Michigan Water Improvements
FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, a lead pipe is shown after being replaced by a copper water supply line to a home in Flint, Mich. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a $500 million plan Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, to upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in Michigan with actions such as replacing lead service lines and removing chemical pollutants. Paul Sancya, File / AP Photo
Michigan Water Improvements
FILE - In this July 20, 2018, file photo, a lead pipe is shown after being replaced by a copper water supply line to a home in Flint, Mich. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a $500 million plan Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, to upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in Michigan with actions such as replacing lead service lines and removing chemical pollutants. Paul Sancya, File / AP Photo

Lead In Drinking Water Still Endangers Chicago-Area Children

The Illinois General Assembly has pending legislation which would mandate the elimination of lead service lines for all water utilities in the state. Chicago has more lead service water pipes than any other American city.

Reset gets a point of view on how the proposed Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act connects to environmental and racial justice.

GUESTS: Karen Weigert, executive vice president at Slipstream, a clean energy innovation non-profit; former chief sustainability officer at the city of Chicago

Justin Williams, policy manager at Metropolitan Planning Council