Milwaukee – Freshwater for Life Action Coalition (FLAC) announces its first town hall meeting set for Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Wisconsin African American Women’s Center, 3020 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208.
“Since the creation of this coalition, FLAC has conducted extensive research and met with Milwaukee government and academic leaders in order to understand and grasp the complexities and seriousness of lead service lines affecting over 70,000 homes and businesses in Milwaukee”, said Robert Miranda, FLAC spokesperson.
“FLAC is now prepared to reach out into our community to begin the work of citizen mobilization. We are ready to inform our community of the dangers lead service lines present to the families of the homes with lead service lines, and we are prepared to lead this mobilization into action aimed at moving our government to act expediently to remove these toxic lead service lines out of our water system in Milwaukee”, continued Miranda.
Because of FLAC, the Milwaukee Common Council have established a water quality task force. This task force must hear from an informed community.
The town hall meeting is open to the public.
Update: the establishment of the water quality task force was unanimously approved during the meeting of the full Milwaukee Common Council this week. FLAC congratulates the Milwaukee Common Council for taking a first step to address the removal of 70,000 toxic lead water pipes poisoning our community.