Tonko touts replacement of lead pipes in Albany

No child in the Untied States should drink water out of lead-contaminated pipes. That’s the message from Rep. Paul Tonko.

He was joined by EPA administrator Mike Regan, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, and other elected leaders to see the ongoing replacement of lead service lines and to highlight the importance of drinking water investments.

Tonko says the effort was made possible by the $55 billion bipartisan infrastructure deal.

“So the issue is an economic one, but it’s a moral one,” Tonko said. “And yesterday was a very important vote. It let America know that we care about going forward with justice and fairness and a robust, competitive edge that will enable us to be a stronger and revitalized economy.”

Tonko is referring to the U.S. House of Representatives passing the Democrats’ proposed budget bill.