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Gary-New Duluth residents invited to discuss possible lead pipe replacement

The city is exploring grant opportunities to help cover the cost.

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The city of Duluth is hosting a public meeting Wednesday for Gary-New Duluth residents about lead water service line replacement.
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DULUTH — The city is pursuing grant funds that could help residents pay to replace private lead water service lines, with an early focus on homes located in the Gary-New Duluth area.

Residents are encouraged to attend a public meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 1216 104th Ave. W.

City officials will share information about how to handle the risk of lead in a home's drinking water supply, and residents will also be able to schedule inspections to determine the presence of lead service lines.

For more information regarding lead service lines, visit duluthmn.gov/public-works-utilities/utilities/water/lead-water-education.

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