The city has multiple strategies for working on this issue, which include:
Sharing information. Through this advisory and other community engagement efforts, the city is committed to sharing information that can help residents understand sources of lead in tap water, its potential health effects, and how to reduce exposure to it.
Increasing sampling. The city will double its community sampling efforts over the next year in order to provide additional information to the state.
Locating lead. In order to build an accurate inventory of lead service lines, the Department of Public Services is encouraging homeowners to report their service line materials through an online form. The online form can be found at romi.gov/wsld
Removing lead. Starting next year, the city will begin replacing lead service lines at a rate of 7% per year.