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Highland Park offering free lead testing, $500 assistance with water bill

Vote expected on proposed water rate increase
Posted at 11:43 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 11:43:43-05

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Highland Park Water Department is continuing to offer residents free lead testing, along with distributing free filters.

Additionally, the city is currently offering one-time assistance of up to $500 per household for water bills.

Construction for water main and lead line replacement is expected to begin in late spring 2020.

Residents who are interested in water bill assistance should call 313-388-9799 or click here.

In summer 2019, significant levels of lead were found in the water at Highland Park homes. The city has been distributing free filters.