Lead in the Drinking Water


About the Project

Much of the District’s drinking water flows through lead pipes, creating the potential for spikes in lead levels that can pose a special threat to the health and development of young children. DC Appleseed is advocating for better monitoring and public reporting of lead levels, improved communication when elevated lead levels are suspected in a community, and greater education on the dangers of lead exposure and measures residents can take to reduce exposure.

Project Staff and Partners

Staff Contact: Kevin Hilgers

Pro Bono Partners:Ā Patton Boggs LLP and Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP

Recent Lead in the Drinking Water News