Tests find Grand Rapids water meets standards for lead

Associated Press

Grand Rapids says 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 Friday that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has certified results of testing on the Grand Rapids Water System. The tests found that lead levels remain low, matching levels in six of the last seven readings since the year 2000.

Joellen Thompson, water system manager at the Grand Rapids Water System, says in a statement the results are “a tribute to the source quality of our water from Lake Michigan” as well as the treatment of water to prevent issues with lead pipes.

Sampling took place over the summer. Such testing is getting increased attention amid Flint’s crisis with lead-tainted water.