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January 2 2020

Mark Nettleton Discusses New Lead and Copper Rules with Wood Radio 1300 AM

On January 2, 2020, Mark Nettleton spoke with Steve Kelly of WOOD Radio 1300 AM regarding the changes to the Michigan Lead and Copper Rules.  As a result of these changes, all local units of government with public water supplies are required to:  prepare and submit a preliminary Distribution System Materials Inventory and beginning in 2021, public water supplies with lead service lines must replace all such service lines at a rate of 5% and not to exceed 20 years.  Mark explained the State has established a budget of $30 to $40 million dollars to address the communities with large amounts of lead lines, but the cost to replace all the lead lines (approximately 500,000) in the State will cost between $2 billion and $2.5 billion.