Flint Reaches Five Year Milestone Of Meeting Drinking Water Standards For Lead

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced on Thursday that the City of Flint’s water system has met state and federal standards for lead in the drinking water for five years in a row.

“This speaks to the significant progress we have made in water safety for the City of Flint,” said Mayor Sheldon Neeley. “Water is a human right and providing quality water is a humanitarian effort that we all must work toward. We will continue to move our community forward in a positive direction. Together we rise.”

The latest test results were calculated from drinking water samples drawn from 71 homes, apartment buildings, and businesses known to have lead service lines.

Flint officials expect to have all the city’s remaining lead services lines replaced before the end of 2021.

For more information on Flint’s testing results, visit here.