Thousands of Flint homes get new faucets

FLINT, Michigan. – The state of Michigan says the money for the replacement of faucets in a whopping 4000 Flint homes.

The state says brass faucets and other brass components can contribute to lead in drinking water. The state plans to focus Flint homes that they are still in high lead levels, despite the improvements in the quality of water elsewhere in the city.

Homes that are eligible have a kitchen faucet and a bathroom faucet replaced. Some plumbing will also be replaced. Nick Lyon, chief of Michigan health department, says that it is an “important step” in helping residents.

Flint is recovering from a water supply that had not been treated to reduce corrosion. As a result, lead leached from old pipes. The system is improving, but filtered water or mineral water is still strongly recommended.

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