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Get the Lead Out: Neither Bottled Water nor Flushing is the Answer

Today’s Topic

Milwaukee has a serious problem with lead in our drinking water. Long-term, we must replace 70,000 lead laterals that bring lead-leached water to Milwaukee homes, many in low-income communities. This could take decades and hundreds of millions of dollars. We can’t stand by while our most vulnerable communities are at risk of lead poisoning.  Milwaukee Water Common’s Drinking Water Initiative has a simple, cost-effective interim solution — water filters!  

Forum Team

Presenter: Brenda Coley, Co-Executive Director, Water City Program, Milwaukee Water Commons

Presenter: Kirsten Shead, Manager, Water City Program, Milwaukee Water Commons


First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee

Sunday Forum is a Sunday morning lecture series at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee that showcases provocative, sometimes controversial, speakers discussing topical issues of the day: politics, the environment, health issues, the arts, education and more. The Forum — in Max Otto Hall on our second floor — begins at 10:10 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes. Speakers give a 30-minute presentation, followed by questions and brief comments from the audience. Coffee is served. Childcare is available.

April 22, 2018

10:10 am - 10:50 am