Lead in Our Drinking Water

Green Neighbors organized a community meeting in September of 2016 regarding the lead in DC’s drinking water.   Presenters included Claudia Barragan, Chair of the Environmental Justice Committee, DC Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Paul Schwartz, Campaign for Lead Free Water.  It was fascinating, and somewhat scary meeting.  Although we don’t have the minutes up yet, here are a variety of resources that our presenters and ourselves have pulled together.  If you have any additional resources you would like to add, please Contact Us.  We are putting together a lead resources page.

[Click for PDF] Filters Certified for Lead Reduction – English version

[Click for PDF] Filters Certified for Lead Reduction – Spanish version

[Click for PDF] Frequently Asked Questions about Lead in DC Schools – English version

[Click for PDF] Frequently Asked Questions about Lead in DC Schools – Spanish version

[Click for PDF] Failing Our Children – New Solutions article

Petworth News article by Roger Green: “Remediating lead pipes should be your concern”

DC Water – Water service information

Draft map of Lead Testing Results for DC Parks and Recreation Centers created by the Environmental Justice Committee of the DC Sierra Club

Draft map of Lead Testing Results for DC Public Schools created by the Environmental Justice Committee of the DC Sierra Club

Joint Public Oversight Hearing on Lead Testing in Public Facilities

Additional groups working on the issue:

Environmental Justice Committee of the DC Sierra Club
Clean Water Action DC
Black Millennials for Flint

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