What is the City doing about this issue?

The City has multiple strategies for working on this issue, which include:

Sharing information. Through this advisory and other community engagement efforts, the City is committed to sharing information that can help residents understand sources of lead in tap water, its potential health effects, and how to reduce exposure to it.

Increasing sampling. The City has doubled its community sampling efforts over the next year in order to provide additional information to the state.

Locating lead. In order to build an accurate inventory of lead water service lines, the St. Clair Shores Water Department is encouraging homeowners to report their water service line materials through the Water Service Line Report.

Filters. The Macomb County Health Department and the City of St. Clair Shores are providing filters to qualified residents. See “How do I get a drinking water lead filter?” for a further explanation.

Removing lead. In 2020, the City replaced 100 lead service lines at a cost of $400,000. Replacement work will continue through 2021.


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1. What does this “Action Level” exceedance and advisory mean?
2. How does lead get into drinking water?
3. How can I protect myself from lead in water?
4. Is there a simple way to see if I have lead service line in my home?
5. What are the health effects from lead exposure?
6. What is the City doing about this issue?
7. How do I get a drinking water filter?
8. Where can I get my water tested?
9. What educational resources are available?
10. Where can I get information to better understand drinking water filters?
11. Can you explain how to use a faucet filter that is certified to reduce lead in drinking water?
12. I've heard my drinking water faucet has an aerator. What is it?
13. Can my home be part of the community-wide sampling plan?
14. Who do I contact for more information about lead in drinking water?
15. Who can I call to report a water or sewer emergency after the DPW is closed?
16. How does a water main break affect my water?
17. What should I do if water is coming up from the floor drains in my basement?
18. Who is responsible for the water service line and sewer service line to my house?