llinois to receive $1.7B from infrastructure bill to replace lead water pipes

Lead pipe faucet
In this March 9, 2016 file photo, city officials in Galesburg, Ill., display a local example of lead pipes that deliver water to the nation's homes. Seth Perlman / AP
Lead pipe faucet
In this March 9, 2016 file photo, city officials in Galesburg, Ill., display a local example of lead pipes that deliver water to the nation's homes. Seth Perlman / AP

llinois to receive $1.7B from infrastructure bill to replace lead water pipes

President Joe Biden has pledged to replace every lead pipe in the country. Illinois lawmakers estimate the state will receive at least $1.7 billion to improve its drinking and wastewater infrastructure.

Reset checks in with the Natural Resources Defense Council for what the bill could mean for lead pipes in Illinois and what resources are available to homeowners.

GUEST: Jeremy Orr, senior attorney for the Safe Water Initiative, Natural Resources Defense Council