City of Flint’s Water System Continues to Stay Well Below Action Level for Federal Lead and Copper Rule
FLINT, Mich. For the ninth consecutive round, results from Extended Sentinel Site testing for the City of Flint’s water system have tested below action levels of the federal Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). This latest round of testing shows that 90 percent of the Tier I samples are at or below 6 parts per billion (PPB), which is well below the 15 PPB federal action level.
“Testing shows that for over a year now, more than 90 percent of Tier I sites, which are sites that may have a lead service line or are considered high risk, were at or below the federal action level of 15 PPB,” 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 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.”More