Lead and Copper in Drinking Water

Responses to Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about how lead and copper can get into your drinking water, how GLWA’s corrosion control program reduces your exposure to lead and steps you can take to protect water quality in your home.

Links to Additional Information


How to Test Your Drinking Water for Lead and Copper 

Michigan Radio article and podcast: “Do you have lead in your pipes and faucet?” (7-14-16)

MDEQ Lead and Copper in Drinking Water

EPA Lead and Copper Rule

CDC Lead

EPA National Drinking Water Advisory Council

AWWA Michigan Section Lead and Copper Rule, Corrosion Control

AWWA Lead Resource Community

MDHHS Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program 


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