House OKs bill to require quicker lead advisories post-Flint - WNEM TV 5

House OKs bill to require quicker lead advisories post-Flint

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This 2015 image shows a sample of Flint's water. (Source:WNEM) This 2015 image shows a sample of Flint's water. (Source:WNEM)
LANSING, MI (AP) -

Utilities would be forced to more quickly warn customers if there is too much lead in their water under legislation approved in Michigan's Legislature.

The bill , which was spurred by Flint's water crisis, would require public water systems to issue a public advisory within three business days of being notified by state regulators that lead exceeds the "action level." The current deadline is 30 days.

The House passed the legislation unanimously Thursday.

It goes to the Senate, which could act next week before the end of a two-year session.

In Flint, one issue was a delay in notifying the public of dangerous levels of lead.

The Legislature has allocated hundreds of millions of dollars toward the crisis, but policy changes have been slow to come.

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