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File #: 171523    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/17/2018 In control: PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 3/27/2018
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to Milwaukee Water Works water bill lead-in-water safety inserts and dissemination of other lead-related information.
Sponsors: ALD. ZIELINSKI
Indexes: LEAD POISONING, WATER WORKS
Attachments: 1. Prop Sub A, 2. Fiscal Impact Statement.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/4/20182 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/27/20182 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
3/7/20181 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Proposed Substitute B
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/7/20182 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Ald. Zielinski Jennifer Gonda - Water Works
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
2/14/20182 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Ald. Zielinski Sherrie Tussler - Hunger Task Force Jennifer Gonda - Water Works
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/24/20181 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Jennifer Gonda - Water Works Ghassan Korban - DPW Martha Brown - DCD Ald. Bohl Ald. Coggs Ald. Zielinski Ald. Stamper Atty. Tom Miller - City Attorney's Office Angie Hagy - Health Department Brenda Wood - Common Council/City Clerk
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/17/20180 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
171523
Version
SUBSTITUTE 2
Reference
170523
Sponsor
ALD. ZIELINSKI
Title
Substitute resolution relating to Milwaukee Water Works water bill lead-in-water safety inserts and dissemination of other lead-related information.
Analysis
This resolution directs the Milwaukee Water Works to mail lead-in-water safety information on an annual basis to occupants of all buildings served by City-owned lead service lines, and to ensure that this and lead-in-water safety information included with City water bills meet the same standards that the Health Department is held to for providing ongoing community updates to the public related to lead safety.

The Water Works is also directed to allow City departments and non-profit entities to sponsor secondary lead-in-water and lead public education materials for inclusion with all City water bills on a semi-annual basis.

This resolution also directs the Milwaukee Water Works to identify, on every City water bill, whether the City-owned portion of the service line serving the premises being billed is made of lead, and to make publicly available the details of all lead-related testing, monitoring and control treatments conducted by the Milwaukee Water Works.

Body
Whereas, Lead exposure poses a significant threat to public health and safety, with infants, young children, and pregnant women being at the greatest risk of adverse health impacts from lead exposure; and

Whereas, Milwaukee Water Works regularly tests Lake Michigan source water, treated water from Milwaukee water treatment plants, and distribution system water, including tap water, for the presence of lead; and

Whereas, Lead service lines and plumbing can introduce lead into tap water; and

Whereas, Approximately 74,600 properties in the city, including 68,300 residential properties comprising 54.2% of all residential properties in the city, receive water through City-owned lead service lines, and according to the Milwaukee Water Works, a property wit...

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