Mi Lead Safe
Michigan Safe Drinking Water Virtual Town Hall Recording Now Available!
View Town Hall Recording (recorded July 10, 2019)
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) hosted three Michigan Safe Drinking Water Virtual Town Halls July 9-11, 2019. The town halls provided information to residents on sampling that is being done in communities throughout Michigan to test for lead in drinking water. Each town hall included a presentation by staff in EGLE and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and included time to answer questions submitted online. The same information was presented in each town hall. This is a recording of the town hall hosted on July 10. More information is available at www.michigan.gov/MiLeadSafe.
Every Michigander deserves safe, clean drinking water. To protect its residents, Michigan has adopted the strictest Lead and Copper Rule in the nation. This rule strengthens our ability to detect lead in drinking water and will help protect your family’s health.
Michigan is committed to protecting the public from lead exposure by working together with families and local communities to reduce or eliminate all sources of lead in the home. When lead is swallowed, it can cause health problems, especially in children. By creating the strongest drinking water lead testing and service line removal rules in the country, Michigan is on track to reduce and get rid of lead drinking water pipes.
While lead in drinking water is concerning, lead can also come from other sources. Exposure to lead-based paint chips and dust, as well as soil with higher levels of lead, are most often to blame when it comes to having elevated levels of lead in the body. In addition to community testing results, this website will help you identify other possible sources of lead in your home and ways to remove it.