Twenty municipalities across New York state will receive grants designed to make residential water safer, especially for children. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $20 million Lead Service Line Replacement Program (LSLRP) on November 27, 2017.

Drinking water can be a source of lead exposure when service pipes that contain lead corrode. Lead poisoning is caused by swallowing or breathing in lead and is especially bad for young children whose brains are still developing.

The statewide LSLRP is designed to provide grants to replace residential lead service lines from the municipal water main to residences.

The Lead Service Line Replacement Program 2017 municipal awardees are:

Municipalities were determined to be eligible for the LSLRP grants based on the following criteria: percentage of children with elevated blood levels, median household income and the number of homes built before 1939. Learn more about New York’s LSLRP, including municipalities’ allowable costs. here.