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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ā€” The City of Pittsburgh is getting money from the state to replace lead water lines.

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A total of $49 million will be used to remove 2,800 public pipes and 2,400 private lines.

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Currently, the city does not meet federal or state guidelines for lead contaminated water.

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It needs to replace about 18,000 lead lines.

ā€œIā€™m very confident that by next year, lead levels in our water will be significantly lower and we will no longer be under a decree to replace lead lines.ā€

Of the $49 million, about $35 million is a one percent loan.

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The rest is a grant that does not have to be paid back.