CNOW Week of August 5, 2019
This week's notices:
- Support LRB 3764: Bonding for Lead Service Line Replacement
- Support LRB 0892: Helping Homeowners Eliminate Toxic Lead Exposure in Homes
Support LRB 3764: Bonding for Lead Service Line Replacement
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support LRB 3764, which is currently circulating for co-sponsorship.
There are an estimated 170,000 lead service lines in over 80 communities in Wisconsin. Those lead pipes carry drinking water to homes and businesses. These pipes pollute drinking water with toxic lead, which is especially dangerous for young children. LRB 3746 would provide $40 million in bonding authority for communities to replace lead pipes.
Support LRB 0892: Helping Homeowners Eliminate Toxic Lead Exposure in Homes
Wisconsin Conservation Voters urges you to support LRB 0892, which is currently circulating for co-sponsorship.
Lead poisoning, especially in young children, can lead to profound and permanent health problems, including damage to brain development. Young children in childcare centers – and even in their own homes – can be exposed to lead-contaminated water without their parents’ knowledge. LRB 0892 would help to incentivize removing lead hazards in homes by creating a non-refundable income tax credit of up to $1500 to permanently eliminate a lead hazard in a dwelling.
Conservation NOW (CNOW) announce the pro-conservation positions on issues before the senate, assembly and/or governor in the week ahead to state legislators. Others wishing to follow activities in the state legislature also receive CNOW, including legislative staff, conservation voters, and media. All of these issues are tracked on the Vote Tracker. Issues in the CNOW may appear in the Conservation Scorecard, to be released in the summer of 2020.