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Elyria to replace more than $900,000 worth of lead pipes in city

Flint Water
Posted at 8:06 PM, Mar 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-08 20:06:35-05

ELYRIA, Ohio — A new grant is helping Elyria replace more than $900,000 worth of lead pipes in the city.

The EPA awarded the city more than $922,000 to replace lead pipes in more than 225 homes.

“We are thrilled with the department’s work in prioritizing this project, and collaborating on a proposal to get funding," said Mayor Frank Whitfield “Knowing that over 225 homes in Elyria will no longer have to worry about the quality of their drinking water and potential lead, at what will be, truly, no final cost to the City or taxpayers - it’s all a blessing!”

The project is set to begin later this month.