About The Project
Much of the District’s drinking water flows through lead pipes, creating the potential for spikes in lead levels that can pose a special threat to the health and development of young children. DC Appleseed works to reduce the health risks posed by lead in the District’s drinking water. We advocate for better monitoring and public reporting of lead levels, improved communication when elevated lead levels are suspected in a community, and greater education on the dangers of lead exposure and measures residents can take to reduce exposure.
Project Staff / Partners
Staff Contact: Paola Barahona
Pro Bono Partner: Patton Boggs LLP; Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP