Milwaukee still has about 70,000 lead pipes that connect to homes. The city has slowly replaced old lines with copper, but some advocates say they’re not working quickly enough. Those advocates call for more action on the part of the city, say the toxic metal jeopardizes the health of families. Reporter Michael M. Santiago takes us there.

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Robert Miranda is a representative for Freshwater Action for Life Coalition. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/News21)


Vonnie Williams became aware of the symptoms of lead poisoning after taking custody of her nephew, who had been poisoned. Once her oldest daughter began to display behavioral issues, she became concerned. She later learned her daughter’s school tested positive for lead. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/News21)