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Wayne County Conducts Distribution for Melvindale Lead Water Response

In response to lead found in drinking water provided by Melvindale 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 Melvindale 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 Melvindale 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 John K. Kessey Fieldhouse, 4300 S. Dearborn St., Melvindale, MI 48122 from Thursday, October 24, 2019 to Friday, October 25, 2019, 2:00-6:00pm to those who are eligible.

For more information visit the Melvindale Water Information page.