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Conservation NOW: January 23, 2017

THIS WEEK’S NOTICES:

  • Support LRB 0808/1: Right to Know About Lead in Drinking Water at Rental Properties

Support LRB 0808/1: Right to Know About Lead in Drinking Water at Rental Properties

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters urges you to support LRB 0808/1, which is currently circulating for co-sponsorship.

Wisconsinites have a right to know if the water coming out of their taps is safe to drink. Currently, renters have no way to know if lead is contaminating their drinking water before committing to a lease. Children with even low levels of lead in their blood can suffer profound and permanent health problems including damage to brain development. LRB 0808/1 would require landlords to test for lead in their properties’ drinking water and notify the residents of the result. If those tests indicated the presence of lead, landlords would be required to provide information about the associated health risks.

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