Report: Replacing Illinois Lead Pipe Could Create Thousands Of Jobs

A new report says that replacing all of Illinois’ lead pipes could create over six-thousand jobs. The report was released by Environmental Entrepreneurs and the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters. President Biden has proposed a 45-billion-dollar project to replace all lead pipes in the nation over the next ten years. Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder says the city couldn’t afford to do the project on its own.