MELVINDALE, Mich. (WXYZ) — Due to lead recently being found in Melvindale drinking water, The Wayne County Department of Health, Human and Veterans Services Public Health Division announced that lead-reducing water filter will be made available to low-income households with children or pregnant women.
This effort is part of a larger response to lead contaminated water, which includes the distribution of educational materials and helping residents identify ways to lower exposure, a press release states.
The filters will be given out for free.
To qualify, the household must contain children or a pregnant woman. The household must receive WIC benefits, Medicaid insurance, or cannot afford a water filter.
There is a one filter per household limit. Filters run a cost of $35 and $15 for replacement cartridges.
For more information or questions regarding the program, visit www.waynecounty.com.