- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The City Council in Ann Arbor has voted to allocate funds to accelerate a project involving removal of the last of known lead pipe connections in the city’s water supply system.

The Ann Arbor News (https://bit.ly/1pfBRWF ) reports the council voted Monday to allocate $522,366 to quicken the project that includes removing 118 galvanized iron service lines that have lead piping. The work would be done between now and November.

City field operations manager Molly Maciejewski wrote in a memo to the council that Ann Arbor doesn’t have any known lead service lines, but that there are a “small number” of galvanized iron service lines that have a short piece of lead piping needing replacement.

Maciejewski wrote that Ann Arbor’s water isn’t corrosive. Water in Flint has become contaminated with lead that leached from pipes into homes.

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Information from: The Ann Arbor News, https://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor


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