Great News for Flint!
According to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality the city of Flint’s water system lead content no longer exceeds the federal limit.
The AP is reporting that Flint’s water system has reached the 90th percentile of lead concentrations in Flint with 12 parts per billion from July through December -- below the "action level" of 15 ppb.
Flint and the state of Michigan could not have had better news. The people of Flint have been suffering long enough and I am sure they are extremely happy with the progress of this process.
There is still work to do and the citizens of Flint are still advised to drink bottle water until all the affected pipes are replaced. The construction of laying new pipe could still stir up unwanted amounts of lead in the water.
Currently Flints lead levels are in line with other U.S. cities of their size. Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality director said in a statement about this news:
"This is good news and the result of many partners on the local, county, state and federal levels working together to restore the water quality in the City of Flint. The Flint water system is one of the most monitored systems in the country for lead and copper, and that commitment will remain to ensure residents continue to have access to clean water."
Now what the city of Flint’s residents might not be so happy about is because of these findings Michigan will soon stop providing a credit on the Flint resident’s water bill. The state has been providing this credit since April of 2014.
Well you have to take the good news with the bad.
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