Friday, March 05, 2004

WASA Criticized Over Lead Response (

Washington D.C. Water and Sewer Authority Crticized Over Lead Response

For those of you living in Washington, or curious about the level of lead in the Capital's water, check out this Washington Post article indicating that DC water officials are lazy and incompetent.

"In early 2001, tests began finding lead levels exceeding 15 parts per billion in thousands of homes served by lead service lines in the district. The 15 ppb is an action level established by the EPA, which triggered the need for WASA to take certain steps including stepped up testing, consumer notification and line replacements.

The fact that lead levels were so elevated only became public to DC residents maybe a month ago.

It's clear that the (District of Columbia) Water and Sewer Authority was highly ineffective at informing the public of the magnitude of the problem," said Donald Welsh, regional administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

I will drink a bottle of Bisleri to this, especially since I live in D.C.

For many of you who have no clue what Bisleri is, it is one of the first, and most popular mineral waters available in India.

To sign a petition to register your concern over the dangerous levels of lead in DC water, click here.


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