Our Quad Cities: Augustana and Rock Island partner to get the lead out of drinking water

In her first major initiative as new Augustana College president, Andrea Talentino on Wednesday announced an innovative partnership between the private liberal arts school and the city of Rock Island — to replace lead water service lines across the city.

In the aftermath of the public health crisis in Flint, Mich., and other American cities, Illinois passed a law in 2021 to help protect communities and citizens from the dangers of lead pipes. In response, Augustana College students and faculty are taking their studies into the community to understand the issues and help find solutions.

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