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Ripple Effects of the Flint Water Crisis

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The City of Flint says it needs more time to submit water tests from homes at highest risk for having lead water lines.  

Under the state and federal Lead and Copper Rule, Flint has to test for lead more often than other cities because of the water crisis.  

The city says it must test 60 homes with lead lines, every six months.  

Flint has tested more than 60 sites but, so far, believes they’ve only confirmed 43 of those lead water lines. The city says it needs more time to determine if the rest of its tests fit the criteria.

Lara Moehlman / Michigan Radio

After reporting on the Flint water crisis, there’s one question people have asked me over and over: Should I be worried about lead in my tap water?

We can look at the numbers cities provide in annual reports. But those numbers don’t always tell the whole story.

Lindsey Smith / Michigan Radio

Last week, Michigan Radio published a story about the Village of Beverly Hills, Michigan; a Detroit suburb located in southern Oakland County. The village currently has the highest 90th percentile for lead in water in the state.