Denver gets go-ahead from EPA after progress on lead pipes


              FILE - A Denver Water crew works to replace a lead water service line installed in 1927 with a new copper one at a private home on June 17, 2021, in Denver. The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, approved a nearly $700 million plan to remove all lead water pipes in the Denver region. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson, File)
            
              FILE - A lead water service line from 1927 lays on the ground on a residential street after being removed on June 17, 2021, in Denver. The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, approved a nearly $700 million plan to remove all lead water pipes in the Denver region. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson, File)
            
              FILE - A worker with Denver Water prepares to install a new copper water service line at a private home on June 17, 2021, in Denver. The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, approved a nearly $700 million plan to remove all lead water pipes in the Denver region. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson, File)
            
              FILE - A worker with Denver Water prepares to pass a new copper water service line from a residential water meter to the water main June 17, 2021, in Denver. The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, approved a nearly $700 million plan to remove all lead water pipes in the Denver region. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson, File)