Attached is the water presentation as given during the regular City Council meeting on Monday, September 14, 2015 by Department of Public Works Director Howard Croft. The presentation included the steps taken thus far to address the quality, safety and affordability of the water as well as upcoming plans to make improvements to the water system. These improvements include a water optimization plan to add a corrosion control agent to the water by early 2016.
Older homes built before 1986 may have lead in their service lines which can leach into the water over time. During the same meeting, Mayor Dayne Walling announced his letter to Governor Rick Snyder asking Governor Rick Snyder for $30 Million to improve Flint’s aging water infrastructure, including $10 million that would go directly toward replacing residential home service lines that contain lead pipes and solder. Mayor Walling stated that lead in home service lines is a problem that does not go away until pipes containing lead are removed from residents’ homes.
While the City’s own testing has found that lead levels are below the State and Federal action levels, residents with concerns are encouraged to call the Flint Water Treatment Plant to ask for free and independent testing. Residents wishing to receive a free and independent in-home water test can call 810-787-6537 or email [email protected]. For more information on precautions to take for lead in the home, you can visit the EPA’s website for a comprehensive explanation. A printer friendly version of that information provided by the City of Flint is also available below.