Sign our petition to Stop the Brooklyn Lead Crisis!
One of the most basic responsibilities of city government is to provide clean drinking water to our children. In this way, New York City is failing us.
Recent tests found that 1 in 20 taps in city elementary schools show elevated lead levels. At one classroom in P.S. 289 in Crown Heights, lead levels in the water reached as much as 15,000 parts per billion – 1,000 times the amount permitted by federal regulators and more than in Flint, Michigan.
By signing this petition, we call on the State Department of Environmental Conservation to conduct an investigation of the city’s handling of this growing lead crisis. This is the only way to ensure that our children’s health and safety remains our number-one priority.