Reducing lead from distribution systems

Lead Policy-Michigan


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Action level exceedances must be reported to consumer

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.

Testing results must be reported to local public health agencies

Michigan does not require lead in drinking water tests to be reported to public health agencies.

Schools and Childcare facilities required to test for lead*

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.

Action level at or below 12 ppb*^

Michigan established an action level for lead of 12 ppb, which goes into effect on January 12, 2025.

Action level at or below 5ppb in schools and daycare centers*^

Michigan does not have a more protective action level for lead in schools than the state action level of 12 ppb.

Service line material inventory required

Preliminary material inventories were due by January 1, 2020 in Michigan, although suppliers are not required to submit their full water distribution pipe material inventories until January 1, 2025.

Partial LSLR Prohibited*