The city of Manitowoc will share in $13.8-million dollars in federal money to remove harmful lead (led) service lines that supply water to homes, schools and day-care centers. Manitowoc will receive $350-thousand dollars in financial assistance in the form of ‘principal forgiveness’, meaning no debt is incurred on behalf of the municipality. A news release from the Department of Natural Resources explains that funding will go toward replacing an estimated ‘1-hundred-30’ lead (led)-service lines in the city. The DNR conceived the private property assistance program last year..following a decision by the US Environmental Protection Agency..to allow the state ‘greater flexibility” in allocating loan funds for water infrastructure projects. Another $13-million dollars will be awarded to qualifying municipalities…’next’ year.