Series of photos showing some excavated water pipes in the Fourth Ward. The severely eroded galvanized pipes were used by the city between their shut-off valve and the lead gooseneck that connected to the water main. Absent on all but one were the lead goosenecks the city water superintendent and city manager have said are not uncommon in the city. These pipes were likely taken up from First Street or Taylor. The lead goosenecks can poison the water that comes into houses and can very negatively affect child development. Our city water supplies the county that has had the first or second highest level of children with elevated blood levels over the last three years. This, and our city utility indifference to the problem is the cause.