Albany Mayor Sheehan heads to White House to discuss lead in water issues

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The Biden administration was officially launching its “Get the Lead Out” partnership in Washington, D.C. on Friday.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan was one of 12 mayors attending the event at the White House, to discuss removing lead from drinking water.

It’s estimated that right now, there are six to 12 million lead pipes carrying water to millions of people in the United States.

Finding exactly where the lead pipes are has been a challenge, and it can take cities years to find and replace them, costing tens of millions of dollars.

It’s been a priority for Albany for many years now. While progress has been made, Sheehan is hoping this trip will help accelerate the work being done.

Learn about how far the city has gotten with replacing the pipes so far, and what more Sheehan says is needed from Washington, by watching the video of Caitlin Irla’s story.