Sunday, March 20, 2016

Syracuse's 15,000 lead pipes pose risk to drinking water | syracuse.com

    The Flint story has many layers of culpability and the results are more apparent,, but who thinks lead pipes are exclusive to one Michigan city?  Now we hear there are 15,000 lead service pipes in Syracuse. How many are there here ?  How would you know ? 
    Is it enough to just say it's the customers pipe that is bad when the customer just turns on the faucet with the presumption of safety ?
     Nobody municipal official wants to face the kind of nightmare seen in Flint.
Syracuse's 15,000 lead pipes pose risk to drinking water | syracuse.com#incart_river_home#incart_river_home

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Considering many of the comments left here,it is probably safe to assume that many of the drinking water pipes in the area are lead.Probably double walled,lead on lead..

Anonymous said...

More hysteria driven by the media.

The only reason the lead pipes posed a problem in Flint was they changed to a source of water that was more corrosive, which caused more lead to leach from the pipes.

Most water pipes, be they galvanized, copper, pvc or lead will develop a thin coating of mineral deposits on the walls of the piping, which will reduce corrosion and leaching of lead etc. UNLESS the water source is suddenly changed to a more corrosive one.

While it would be best for lead piping to be changed out, there's no hurry for the most part until the piping reaches the end of its useful service life.

I put this "crisis" right up there with asbestos, lead paint, and a Trump presidency.

Anonymous said...

Sligar swore on a news interview with Cole COW had none. Did Sligar lie?

Anonymous said...

There's a bunch on the North Side where undersized mains were cut from the COW budget anyplace theres a galvanized pipe there's going to be lead, time to get the lead out...

Anonymous said...

Sligar did lie then? If that is true he should be fired. Luckily the corrosion control plan by the previous Chief Operator mitigated lead and copper levels to meet compliance. Wonder what happened to him?

Anonymous said...

Hey 757 he was "let go" by a hearing officer that was part of the well-connected "Shadow Govt." The North side has the older lines or service lines to individual homes, the homeowner owns the lines so let the homeowner complain, of course the NS as a whole has been ignored with infrastructure work.....

Anonymous said...

Tell Sligar to sample from your homes. I do not think that is out of line.