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Kenosha awarded $1.95 million for lead service line replacement


Cover picture for the articleKENOSHA — The City of Kenosha has been awarded funding to help remove lead water service lines on private property. The State of Wisconsin took advantage of federal legislation that allows states to make a one-time transfer of funds from the Clean Water State Revolving fund to the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to address lead related threats. In doing so, the state made $63 million in principal forgiveness funding available to municipalities to replace lead service lines. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources through the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program has awarded the City of Kenosha $1.95 million for private lead service line replacements to be used in 2021. These funds will be made available to qualifying homeowners, schools, and daycares to cover the cost of replacing their private lead service, up to $6,000 per service.