Water worries in Birmingham and White Lake Twp. Testing showed that some homes had higher than normal levels of lead and copper.
Officials say the tap water in the homes may not be safe to drink. They’re urging water filters be put on their taps.
5 of 32 homes tested recently in Birmingham showed the higher levels. The homes have lead service lines.
Filters will be handed out this afternoon at Birmingham city hall. What is the extent of the problem?
The city says it has 8,870 water customers. About 6-percent of 550 customers, have lead service lines. 5 of the 32 targeted sites exceeded what is called the action level for lead and copper.
If your water has not been used for several hours, run the water before using it for drinking or cooking.
State regulations require lead service lines be replaced by the year 2024.