Governor Snyder plans to make Michigan lead standard toughest in the country
MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Governor Rick Snyder has announced a plan to make Michigan’s standard for acceptable lead levels in water the toughest in the country.
The idea was first proposed nearly a year ago in the middle of the Flint water crisis.
The federal government requires water to be cleaned up if lead levels test any higher than fifteen parts per billion.
Governor Snyder is calling that rule “dumb and dangerous.” He plans to make Michigan’s action level ten parts per billion.
The governor says legislation isn’t needed to change the rule.