Eversource (and before it NSTAR) has been spraying herbicides on long stretches of its transmission line rights-of-way (ROW) for years at great risk to those in the surrounding areas.
Photo: Lead-lined iron water pipe and lead pipe removed from the Quincy, MA water system
A great new tool was released recently to help communities speed up replacing their remaining Lead Service Lines (LSLs), which deliver drinking water to millions of homes across the U.S. The Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative is working to accelerate full lead service line replacement by engaging community stakeholders in collaborative processes in this critical undertaking. The Collaborative’s work is based on the recognition that we need to get lead out of contact with drinking water to prevent the risk of exposure to lead at the tap.