The Department of Water Management announced Thursday that the preliminary data they have had since June indicated a portion from a small sample of homes that have had water meters installed have reported increases in lead levels.
The delay in notifying owners of metered homes that their water could potentially contain lead is negligent and egregious. Our residents deserve full transparency on these public health matters. It is our duty to take swift action to ensure that our drinking water is safe and clean.
The Department of Water Management will be sending free water filter pitchers to homes that had above EPA action levels of lead. I highly recommend any home with or without a meter to request a water test kit from the city to have your water tested.
I will be working closely with my colleagues at City Hall to address this situation so our families can be at ease that their drinking water is safe for consumption.