Erie, Pa., receives $30.5 million to replace lead pipes

ERIE, Pa. (UI) — A significant cash boost is being given to the City of Erie, Pennsylvania, to aid with water system improvements, Erie News Now reported.

On Wednesday, Sen. Bob Casey traveled to Erie to announce the $30.5 million in federal money for the city.

The funds will be used to upgrade the city's water infrastructure and replace lead pipes.

Erie Water Works claims that by 2025, 5,400 lines will be replaced. By 2027, it aspires to have a completely lead-free water supply.

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