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Lead in Your Water

Ever since Flint, Michigan caught the world’s attention, communities around the Great Lakes region have been taking a closer look at their drinking water.

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Lead in Your Water

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From NPR: Check if you have lead pipes in your home
- by GLN Editor

NPR developed a tool to make it easier for you to check if your drinking water is at risk for lead exposure and what kinds of solutions are available to you if that’s the case. Follow the steps to learn more about the pipes in your home.

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Here is Great Lakes Now’s recent work about the issue of lead in drinking water:

Drinking Water News Roundup: Lead levels increase in Flint water, businesses sued over water contamination concerns
- by Tynnetta Harris

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with drinking water in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Jury gets Flint water case about liability for engineers
- by The Associated Press

Jurors heard closing arguments in the only trial to arise thus far from the Flint water crisis, a dispute over whether two engineering firms should be held partially responsible for the city’s lead contamination in 2014-15.

Court kills Flint water charges against ex-governor, others
- by The Associated Press

The Michigan Supreme Court threw out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandal.

Mapping the Great Lakes: How old are our cities?
- by Alex Hill

Aging housing is prevalent all around the region, but in some cities the old infrastructure lingers more than in others.

Michigan Gov. Whitmer’s plan needs to move from aspiration to action, says Detroit climate advocate
- by Gary Wilson

A priority shift is needed on federal and state levels to achieve climate goals, Michelle Martinez told Great Lakes Now.

Climate-driven flooding poses well water contamination risks
- by The Associated Press

While many private wells provide safe water, the absence of regulation and treatment afforded by larger municipal systems may expose some users to health risks, from bacteria and viruses to chemicals and lead.

Citizens Energy launches lead service line replacement program

The company said it received an order granting it permission to launch a five-year, $22.7 million effort to replace customer-owned lead service lines at about 2,500 homes.

Water Always Wins: “Quietly radical” book makes case for Slow Water
- by Gary Wilson

In this Q&A with author Erica Gies, Gies says our fixation on controlling water has failed and it’s time for collaborative approaches.

Drinking Water News Roundup: $3M invested in Illinois water system, coal ash rule means safer water in Indiana
- by Tynnetta Harris

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with drinking water in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Water executive tells cities to “get creative” when it comes to replacing lead service lines
- by Gary Wilson

Too often cities focus on why “they can’t tackle the problem,” says Water Environment Federation’s Lynn Broaddus, pointing to Lansing, Madison and Buffalo as cities that found a way.

Indiana Finance Authority COO Testifies at House Drinking Water Hearing

Finance Authority chief says Congress should consider funding changes to better address the state’s PFAS and lead issues.

Flint residents get extension to file claims over bad water
- by The Associated Press

A judge granted a seven-week extension Monday to file claims for a share of $626 million settlement over Flint’s lead-contaminated water.

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