Pittsburgh Water Filter Measure Provides Stopgap Lead in Water Protection


Filing glass pitcher with water from tap

Keith Rickabaugh, CIH for RJ Lee Group, was interviewed regarding testing of water for lead by Don Hopey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh has spent the last several months working to reduce the amount of lead in the city’s drinking water, first providing free testing to residents, then handing out free water pitcher filter systems for those whose drinking water was found to contain detectable levels of lead. ┬áThe program providing these filters is called the Safe Water Program. When the testing began, Keith Rickabaugh and RJ Lee Group, analytical laboratory accredited to perform water testing in Pennsylvania, Washington, New York, and California, provided water testing results for a KDKA news storyf. To read Hopey’s article about the city’s work to improve its drinking water quality, please click here.

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