Tag: Lead

Freshwater Weekly: February 16th, 2020

Posted on February 17, 2020 by

February 14, 2020 This week: PFAS in Pellston, Michigan Found through Freshwater Future PFAS Testing Program + House Passes Legislation to Boost Great Lakes Cleanup Money + Michigan Teen Turns Plastic Thrown in the Great Lakes into Clothing + South Side Chicago Residents Working on Lead Issues PFAS in Pellston, Michigan Found through Freshwater Future […]

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The Lead and Copper Rule Is Not a Health Based Rule

Posted on April 19, 2018 by

By Elin Betanzo Elin Betanzo is a water quality engineer and founder of Safe Water Engineering LLC. A former Environmental Engineer with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, she assists water utilities with Lead and Copper Rule compliance and developing lead service line replacement programs. The Detroit News published an editorial about drinking water quality in […]

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Michigan Proposes Stricter Standard on Lead, Replacing Lead Pipes Statewide

Posted on December 12, 2017 by

Image: From left to right, a lead pipe, a corroded steel pipe, and a lead pipe treated with protective orthophosphate. In the wake of the Flint Water Crisis and an increasing amount of attention being paid to the nation’s degrading infrastructure, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has put forth a proposal to lower the […]

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The State of Michigan Says Flint’s Water Is Safe

Posted on July 28, 2017 by

Note: Freshwater Future recommends that all Flint residents take advantage of the state’s water testing and water filter programs. As a Flint resident, you may have your water tested by the State for free, and you are entitled to free faucet filters and replacement cartridges. Filters are vital for any faucet that is used for […]

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