Date: August 3, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. ET

Location: Zoom


In March, The Biden administration announced plans to remove 100 percent of America’s nearly 10 million lead service lines (LSLs) through the American Jobs Plan. A new report, from the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) and the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA), will detail the employment and economic gains if the goal is achieved within ten years. Findings includes nationwide economic impacts, the number of known and potential LSLs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, state-by-state direct, indirect, and induced job gains, distribution of types of jobs across the economy, wage data of occupations impacted, and more.

The report, will be released in a press briefing on TUESDAY, AUGUST 3 at 10:00 A.M. ET featuring U.S. Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY), UA Director of Plumbing Tom Bigley, E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe, and the Business Manager for the UA Local 370 in Flint, MI who would be directly impacted by the national effort.

WHAT: Press briefing for new E2 and UA report on economic impact from replacing all of America’s lead pipes.

WHEN:   10:00 a.m. ET, August 3, 2021

WHERE:  Virtual Zoom Briefing – Register here to receive a calendar invitation with the event link.


    • U.S. Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY)
    • Tom Bigley, Director of Plumbing Services at the United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters (UA)
    • Bob Keefe, Executive Director at E2
    • Harold Harrington, Business Manager for UA Local 370 in Flint, MI
    • Philip Jordan, vice president at BW Research Vice President and report coauthor
    • Ben Finzel (moderator), RENEWPR President

REGISTER:  Register at this link or RSVP to to receive a calendar invitation with the event link.

EMBARGOED MATERIALS:  Reporters who wish to review the new “Employment & Economic Impacts from Replacing America’s Lead Pipes” report in advance of its official release may contact Ben Finzel ( or Michael Timberlake (913-645-9103;  A media embargo on the reports will run through 9:59 a.m. ET on Tuesday, August 3.


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