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City: Get the lead out; Offering up to $2,000 to replace old pipes

Dec 18, 2020 - Boston Herald

Don't be alarmed by the city's lead-levels outreach, officials say -- the city's just looking to make sure you know you can get some cash to change your pipes.

Boston Water & Sewer Commission sent all of its customers a brochure about the dangers of lead with its December water bill, started with the unsettling bolded sentence "During the Fall 2020 sampling period Boston found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some homes."

In fact -- and though the brochure doesn't say th...