2022 ALOM Conference: Municipal Resources



  • Report: Wilkinsburg: A Study on Lead Hazards (Get the Lead Out, 2021)
    • This case study summarizes the testing results from 65 home assessments for all sources of lead exposure. Wilkinsburg-specific policy recommendations are shared in the conclusion of the report.
  • Toolkit: Municipal Lead-Safe Policy Toolkit (Lead Safe Allegheny, 2019)
    • There are four key policy areas in which municipalities can act: lead-safe rentals, lead-safe demolitions, lead-safe work practices, and lead-safe water. Example legislation is provided for municipalities of every size. 
  • Report: Lead-Safe Demolition Working Group Report (Institute of Politics, 2019)
    • This report provides model language municipalities can utilize in policy or demolition specifications to ensure lead-safety.
  • Report: Allegheny County Lead Task Force Report (2017)
    • This report provides a history of lead poisoning in Allegheny County and details recommendations for preventing exposure. The Lead Safe Allegheny Coalition based their work on these recommendations.
  • Report: Something’s in the Water: A System Analysis on Quality and Transparency in Allegheny County Community Water System (Women for a Healthy Environment, 2021)
    • This analysis presents data on all 36 community water systems in Allegheny County on the dimensions of transparency, water quality monitoring, and lead poisoning prevention practices. 80% of the water systems in the county had detectable levels of lead in their drinking water per their 2019 Consumer Confidence Reports. 
  • DATA: Allegheny County Health Department reports on annual cases of childhood lead poisoning. The PA Department of Health also publishes annual reports.





  • PENNVEST will have an estimated additional $46 million for the next five years (through 2026) for lead service line replacements. Details are forthcoming. 
  • Allegheny Lead Safe Homes Program offers qualifying homeowners and renters in Allegheny County with free lead-paint testing throughout their homes and hires a certified lead abatement contractor to repair any lead hazards found up to $12,000. 
  • 1000 Hours a Year Initiative offers free lead testing and remediation to schools and early learning providers in Southwestern Pennsylvania. 


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Have questions? Contact WHE’s Health Policy Manager by emailing talor@womenforahealthyenvironment.org