Tracking lead in our communities - and why it matters
One year ago this month, news broke of lead-contaminated drinking water in the Mahoning county village of Sebring. In the aftermath of Sebring and the flint water crisis in Michigan, state officials passed new reporting requirements aimed at identifying locations of lead pipes.
As a result, water systems in Ohio now must map and identify locations of any lead piping in service areas -- and make that information public by March of this year.
This week, the city of Akron released an interactive map showing where remaining lead pipes are located. Cleveland has a similar map available.
Plain Dealer reporter Rachel Dissell talks about this subject.
Rachel Dissell, The Plain Dealer