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File #: 171534    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Placed On File
File created: 1/17/2018 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/14/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution directing the Commissioner of Public Works to identify the of costs associated with the replacement of lead laterals, lead pipes and the provision of water filters.
Sponsors: ALD. ZIELINSKI
Indexes: LEAD ABATEMENT, WATER WORKS
Attachments: 1. Report to CC on Lead Services Financial Impact 01-25-18
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/14/20201 COMMON COUNCIL PLACED ON FILEPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
4/1/20201 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR PLACING ON FILEPass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
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 Video Video
1/17/20180 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
171534
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. ZIELINSKI
Title
Substitute resolution directing the Commissioner of Public Works to identify the of costs associated with the replacement of lead laterals, lead pipes and the provision of water filters.
Analysis
This resolution directs the Commissioner of Public Works to estimate the costs of:

1. Replacing drinking water lead service lines connecting all properties in Milwaukee to water utility mains.
2. Replacing lead-pipe plumbing in all properties in Milwaukee.
3. Providing water filters capable of eliminating lead in drinking water, and replacement filters when needed, to all residential properties in Milwaukee connected to the water utility main by lead drinking water service lines.
4. Providing water filters capable of eliminating lead in drinking water, and replacement filters when needed, to all residential properties in Milwaukee occupied by households with household incomes below the Federal Poverty Level which are connected to the water utility main by lead drinking water service lines.

This resolution further requires the Commissioner of Public Works to report these cost estimates to the Common Council by February 28, 2018.

Body
Whereas, Lead drinking water service lines connecting properties to water utility mains and lead-pipe plumbing inside properties in the City of Milwaukee represent significant risks of lead poisoning for property occupants, especially pregnant women, formula-fed infants, nursing mothers and children under the age of 6; and

Whereas, The only way to completely eliminate these lead-poisoning risks is to the replace the lead drinking water service lines and the lead-pipe plumbing; and

Whereas, Installing water filters capable of eliminating lead in drinking water, and replacing filters when needed, is an effective interim method to mitigate the risk of lead poisoning until lead drinking water service lines and the lead-pipe plumbing can be replaced; ...

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