City of Flint's Water System Continues to Meet Federal Lead and Copper Rule, Well Below Action LevelContact: Tiffany Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org 517-242-1376Agency: Environmental Quality
March 6, 2017
State remains committed to continuing work in Flint as city and residents recover
FLINT, Mich. The most recent round of Extended Sentinel Site testing for the City of Flint’s water system again tested below action levels of the federal Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) with 90 percent of the Tier I samples at or below 8 parts per billion (PPB), which is well below the 15 PPB federal action level.
“This is the seventh consecutive sentinel round in which Flint’s water has been below the federal LCR action level,” said Keith Creagh, director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and former interim director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality who remains the state’s principal on Flint water. “The city’s water is one of the most monitored systems in the U.S. with respect to lead, and the results are comparable to cities with similar size and age of infrastructure in Michigan and across the nation. We will continue to work with our local, county and federal partners to maintain this trend.”
The latest testing results from February 2017 show 90 percent of Tier I samples at or below 8 PPB and 95.8 percent of the samples at or below 15 PPB. A Tier I site is considered at higher risk per federal guidelines. This includes homes that have a lead service line or meet other criteria that make it an eligible location to determine compliance with the federal LCR.
As a reminder, state officials recommend that all residents use water filters provided by the state in areas where construction activities are taking place to remove service lines.
Residents can call 810-238-6700 with questions about filter usage or to schedule a home visit by a CORE (Community Outreach and Resident Education) member.
The CORE program has been established to ensure Flint residents are properly installing, using and maintaining their water filters and are aware of available resources. CORE teams are comprised of Flint residents going door-to-door to assist fellow residents. To date, CORE teams have attempted over 84,000 visits and connected with over 24,000 residents.