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Wayne County Conducts Distribution for Inkster Lead Water Response

In response to lead found in drinking water provided by Inkster Department of Public Works, the Wayne County Department of Health, Human and Veterans Services Public Health Division is providing lead-reducing water filters to low-income households in Inkster with children or pregnant women. The free filters are part of a larger response that includes distributing educational materials and helping residents identify ways to lower their exposure to lead.

Because children and fetuses are most at risk of harm to their health from lead, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recommends the use of water filters in any residence served by the Inkster Department of Public Works that is home to a child or a pregnant woman. If a household has a child or pregnant woman and receives WIC benefits, Medicaid insurance, or cannot afford a water filter, they can receive a free one (filters cost about $35, and their replacement cartridges cost about $15.)

The Wayne County Public Health Division will be distributing filters at Booker Dozier Recreation Center at 2025 Middlebelt Road starting Monday, October 28, 2019 through Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm to those who are eligible.

For more information visit the Inkster Water Information page.