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Lead-reducing water filters available for low-income households in Melvindale

Posted: 7:23 PM, Oct 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-23 19:23:29-04
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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.