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State Increases Dollars For Lead Pipe Replacement

Property owners needing to replace their lateral lead service pipes on their property can qualify for a loan through the Racine Water Utility, which is making $1.365 million in state funds available to residents through a forgivable loan program. The utility estimates that about 9,200 Racine property owners need to replace their service pipes on […]

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INVESTIGATION: Racine Ranks 5th In State For Lead Poisoning

Editor’s Note: This piece was written by Cara Lombardo and Dee J. Hall, of the Center for Investigative Journalism. Additional reporting was done by Denise Lockwood. The City of Racine ranked fifth in the state for the percentage of children testing positive for lead poisoning in 2014. But with the state sending $500,000 to help homeowners […]

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Funds Could Trickle Into Racine To Pay For Lead Pipe Replacement

Racine residents will likely have access to a forgivable loan program aimed at helping property owners replace the lead pipes that connect to utility-owned water lines. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is making about $12 million available to some municipalities in the state that have old lead service lines that bring drinking water into […]