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Benton Harbor Starts Taking Bids to Replace Lead Pipes



Benton Harbor, Michigan, has announced it is accepting contractor bids to replace its lead water pipes after elevated lead levels were found in the water supply.

A report in the Detroit Free Press report says that because the action level for lead has been exceeded, some 2,800 service lines must be removed over the next 14 to 15 years under federal and state regulations. Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) promised last month to spend millions of dollars to replace them in 18 months.

"We're very excited here in the city to make that announcement [on bids]. I know that it will be received gladly," Benton Harbor mayor Marcus Muhammad said in an interview.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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