Detroit forms partnership to use new technology to find lead service lines while saving money


DETROIT – Detroit is taking a proactive measure as multiple Michigan communities face lead water issues.

Several cities in Michigan have reported lead in their drinking water. Recent situations have involved Hamtramck and Benton Harbor.

Palencia Mobley is the Deputy Director and Chief Engineer with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.


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Mobley said the partnership will allow them to determine the lead service line inventory in Detroit. Mobley expects the partnership will allow them to meet state regulations at a reasonable cost.

“Michigan has the most stringent lead and copper rule in the country. That rule requires for…

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