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City of Bronson Water Quality & Safety:

posted Feb 10, 2016, 7:33 AM by admin admin   [ updated Feb 10, 2016, 11:12 AM ]

With all of the news surrounding the safety of Flint’s water, you may be questioning the safety of your own water here in Bronson.  The City of Bronson’s water and water infrastructure does not contain lead.  The City’s water is also treated with Phosphates which is used to balance the PH levelin the water to prevent corrosion of household pipes.  Because the water in Flint was not treated to prevent corrosion before the water reached individual homes, it caused pipes to corrode and leach from household pipes in older homes. 

Every three years the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality requires the City to test ten different homes (selected based on specific criteria for potential high risk of lead).  The City recently performed these tests in 2015(click here to view results).  None of the homes in this test registered at an unsafe level or at a level requiring further action. 

If you are concerned about the lead levels in the water in your home, the statement below from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality outlines steps you can take to minimize any exposure to lead in your drinking water:

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. The City of Bronson is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or at (http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead).

2014 City of Bronson Water Quality Report (Most recent)

2015 Lead and Copper Test Results

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency also has a lot of information on their website about lead safe homes and testing:

Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency

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