EPA Awards Michigan $1.19 Million in Funding to Test for Lead in School Drinking Water

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,190,000 to Michigan, to assist “with identifying sources of lead in drinking water in schools or childcare facilities.”

“During this current coronavirus pandemic,” Michigan Representative Haley Stevens commented, “it is now as important as ever to protect the public health of our children by ensuring they are not being exposed to toxins in water.”

Since the EPA’s Voluntary Lead Testing in Schools and Child Care grant program began in 2017, the “EPA has awarded $43.7 million in grants nationwide to help fund the implementation of testing for lead in drinking water.”