Moss, Wittenberg on Elevated Lead Levels in Oak Park, Hazel Park Drinking Water

LANSING — State Sen. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) and State Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods) have issued the following joint statement after the cities of Oak Park and Hazel Park notified residents that elevated lead levels were detected in the drinking water of some homes of target testing sites with known lead service lines:

“We are monitoring the elevated lead levels that were found in homes throughout our district. Last year, Michigan implemented the strictest-in-the-nation sampling methods and standards. This new process and the results they are yielding underscores the critical need to replace aging lead service lines. We are prepared to do everything we can to make sure Oakland County’s inner-ring suburbs receive the necessary resources they deserve from their elected officials.  

“We are committed to working with the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy in conjunction with the Oak Park and Hazel Park water departments —  and all water departments in our communities — to ensure that information is openly and quickly shared with residents so they have the most up-to-date information on the proper procedures they need to enact moving forward.” 

For questions or more information, please call the Oak Park Water Department at (248) 691-7470 or Hazel Park Water Department at (248) 546-4076.

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