- Associated Press - Thursday, November 3, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit says recent testing has found that the city’s drinking water continues to be well within Environmental Protection Agency standards for the presence of lead.

The city says Thursday the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s testing on homes with lead service lines was performed a year earlier than required and was managed in cooperation with the Great Lakes Water Authority water quality unit.

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is required to conduct Lead and Copper Rule sampling every three years. The department’s Director Gary Brown noted in a statement his own home has a lead service line and he and his family drink water from the tap.

Sampling was conducted from June to September. Such testing is getting increased attention amid Flint’s crisis with lead-tainted water.

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