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.