The Warren water department announced that it will be holding a "Get the Lead Out" initiative event in partnership with both federal and Ohio EPA to address lead service lines throughout the cities water system.

The event is scheduled to take place on Monday, July 8, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the City of Warren Municipal Justice Building.

The event will feature a brief educational presentation and meeting with representatives from the Federal EPA, Ohio EPA, their partners and the Warren water department.

Created in 2021 as a result of the U.S. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the EPA's GLO Initiative aims to help states and communities get access to water infrastructure funding and eliminate potential barriers to lead pipe removal.

The City of Warren has been working on drafting plans to replace all of its old water lines throughout the city. Along with replacing the main lines, the city has been making separate plans to get rid of all of the lead services lines. That project is expected to be funded by a $1 million loan from the EPA.

The water department previously mailed every Warren resident to try and finalize the number of lead lines that they will need to replace. That number must be reported to the EPA by October 2024.

The event is open to the public.