Virginia Gets Grant To Address Lead In Water

Virginia is awarded $46 million in federal funding to replace lead water lines to fight contamination in the commonwealth’s drinking water. The funding goes to the state Office of Drinking Water, which oversees health standards for municipalities and utilities that provide water to households. Officials say dozens of counties have water systems with lead levels higher than 5 parts-per-billion. The federal amximum is 15 parts-per-billion.