Mar. 13, 2018

WHAT: Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) and Rep. Pat Harkins (D-Erie) will announce the introduction of bipartisan legislation to help address the threat of lead in drinking water in Pennsylvania’s schools. Since the Flint, Michigan, drinking water disaster, data shows that Pennsylvania tops the list of states for elevated lead levels in school and day care drinking water. This legislation will help address this threat, and if passed, set some of the strongest safeguards of their kind in the nation.

WHO: Boback; Harkins; Stephanie Wein, Clean Water Advocate with Penn Environment; and other advocates.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 14, 10 a.m.

WHERE: East Wing Rotunda, PA State Capitol, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: Barring technical difficulties, the event will be streamed on

Media contact: Morgan Dux, 717.260.6695,