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City to send notices of high lead levels

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The City of Flint announced it will be sending notices to Flint water customers after finding an increased level of lead in some water samples taken this year.

Officials said the lead tap sampling from January through June of this year taken in areas identified as high risk showed a lead value in the 90th percentile of 20 parts per billion. The federal action level is 15 parts per billion.

Flint Utilities Administrator Jolisa McDay said the city is working with the EPA and MDEQ to provide all water customers with education materials about the issue as required. However, McDay notes lead testing results provided by the EPA and MDEQ within the last month show the water quality appears to be getting better.

Earlier this month, Mayor Karen Weaver announced Phase Two of her Fast Start program is getting underway, which will replace the service lines of 200-250 homes in Flint. The city said contractors are currently calling those homeowners to get their permission to begin the work.

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