[DRAFT] Policies to reduce lead exposure in the Great Lakes: Michigan

Michigan has funding available for schools and childcare facilities to test for lead in drinking water, but does not require lead testing in these facilities.

Results from lead in drinking water tests are not required to be reported to public health agencies.

Under the federal Lead and Copper Rule, the results of lead testing must be reported to the people who receive water from the sampling location within 30 days of receiving the results, and public notification and education is required if lead concentrations exceed the action level in more than 10 percent of taps sampled.

Michigan established an action level for lead of 12 micrograms per liter, or parts per billion (ppb), which goes into effect on January 12, 2025. Michigan does not have a more protective action level for lead in schools.

The federal Lead and Copper Rule is in the process of being revised.