June 26th, 2019

On June 26, 2019 Governor Whitmer announced a public awareness campaign to educate Michanders on lead in their drinking water and the new approach to be implemented by the state under the state’s recently strengthened Lead and Copper Rule. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) will institute new water sampling rules and simultaneously increase communication to Michigan residents about how and why these testing changes are occurring to their drinking water. On June 24 $3 million in new funding was appropriated to the Department of Health and Human Services to implement the new initiative including $832,000 for public education, $484,000 for drinking water investigations in homes, and $1.7 million for water filters.