Many may recall when the City of Flint was facing a water crisis sometime around 2014. Since then, the city has been making an effort to fix the problem and provide its residents with clean lead-free water.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced that the city’s Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) monitoring was shown below the 90th percentile for lead to be below the 15 parts per billion (ppb) action level for more than six years consecutively. This means that 90% of the test results used came in at or below 9 ppb, the federal action level is 15 ppb.
The city has invested roughly $100 million in new copper service lines and millions of dollars in additional water infrastructure, which has clearly improved water quality for residents.
Mayor Sheldon Neeley says, “These results reflect our continued work to restore our water system and restore trust through adherence to state and federal guidelines.”
Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell