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Pittsburghers pour forth water concerns at East Liberty town hall

More than 200 city residents packed the town hall-style meeting Tuesday evening in East Liberty about Pittsburgh’s lead water problems, and if concern, frustration and anger came in bottles they would have held gallon jugs.

Nayyirah Shariff, a community activist from Flint, Mich., stepped to the podium and said she understood because she’s seen it before, in 2014 when lead water levels went sky high in her home town.

She urged the crowd to get organized and get involved in the management and decision-making of the city’s main water supplier, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, if they wanted a clean, lead-free, affordable water supply.

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