Across the city, kids are returning to school, eager to learn. Some will struggle more than others due to high rates of lead poisoning.
Legislatively Speaking By Senator Lena C. Taylor A few weeks ago, I was at an event with Vice President Kamala Harris. In her remarks, she mentioned federal funding to help replace lead lateral service lines across the country. Milwaukee continues to grapple with this threat to our residents’ health. Like other communities, we have lead-contaminated […]
By Trisha Young This story was originally published by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, where you can find other stories reporting on fifteen city neighborhoods in Milwaukee. Visit milwaukeenns.org. Although Mayor Cavalier Johnson has released a plan that speeds up the replacement of lead service lines in the city, one major question remains: Will the money […]
By Ana Martinez-Ortiz Several years ago, Deanna Branch’s future looked grim. Doctors had told her she may never walk again, that she’d have to be put on dialysis, that she needed a voice box removed and more. But that is not where Branch’s story ends. “I’m here,” Branch said. “I’m standing. I’m talking; I have […]
By Terry J Hayden President, Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association As president of the Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association, I know how the highly-skilled Wisconsinites who work in plumbing, steamfitting, HVAC service, and fire sprinkler fitting play a critical role in keeping our homes, businesses and entire communities running. And now, thanks to President Joe Biden passing […]
By Mrinal Gokhale It is well known that Milwaukee has a lead problem and that paint and laterals are the main sources of contamination in households. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett plans to add $2.2 million dollars to the city’s lead elimination budget for the year 2020. He announced his plan at a press conference on […]
By Ana Martinez-Ortiz It’s no secret that Milwaukee has a lead problem. Residents throughout the city and county have experienced problems with lead, either through water, paint, soil or all of the above. In the past, Milwaukee officials have struggled with how to handle lead, but a recent announcement could bring a change. Earlier this […]
By Nyesha Stone Earlier this year, Gov. Tony Evers named 2019 the “Year of Clean Drinking Water.” To do this, he said that $40 million would be used to replace lead pipes, $25 million to clean-up five areas in the Milwaukee River, and additional funding would be used to keep our water clean. Evers is […]