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Low-income families in Garden City can pick up free water filters today

Posted: 5:41 AM, Oct 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-23 15:39:22-04
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GARDEN CITY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Low-income families in Garden City will have a chance to make sure they are drinking safe water.

In response to lead found in the drinking water, the city along with the Wayne County Department of Health, Human & Veterans Services is providing lead-reducing water filters.

The state Department of Health is recommending anyone in the community use the water filters.

If families receive WIC benefits, they can get one for free at the Maplewood Community Center Wednesday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m.

This is specifically aimed at families with kids or pregnant women because they are the most at risk of harm from the lead.