According to the NRDC’s new national survey of lead water service lines, between 9.7 million and 12.8 million lead pipes are connected to residences. The federal government is focused on this issue and President Biden has called for funding to replace every lead pipe in the country. Cities have adopted varied approaches to dealing with this challenging situation, both through federal programs and public-private partnerships. This session will look at the breadth of this issue while presenting solutions and lessons learned that cities can use.


  • Mayor Brandon Scott, Mayor of Baltimore, MD
  • Bill Eller, Vice President, Business Development, HomeServe
  • Carolyn Berndt, NLC Federal Advocacy Legislative Director for Sustainability