Water utilities should be aware of a National Public Radio story that ran this morning that highlights the challenges of addressing lead in drinking water. The story is focused on the situation in Flint, Mich., but mentions the broader challenges lead in drinking water pose to the entire water sector, including aging infrastructure, whether the $45 billion dollars proposed in the Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan to remove lead service lines is enough and AWWA’s estimate of $60 billion required to remove lead service lines. AWWA CEO David LaFrance is quoted in the story as saying, “A large investment was made in distribution systems after World War II. Those pipes are all coming of age and they need to be replaced. That’s where we are today.” AWWA has several resources available to help utilities address issues raised in the article including: AWWA Lead in Drinking Water Resource page Lead Communications Toolkit AWWA Statement on American Jobs Plan AWWA’s Lead page on DrinkTap.org AWWA Small Systems Resource page Trending in an Instant risk communication guide Questions can be directed to Greg Kail , AWWA’s director of communications.