Thursday, August 31, 2023

Water danger continues in Wayne

Water from residential taps in the City of Wayne remains contaminated with high levels of lead, according to inspectors from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

Wayne residents should continue to put lead filters on home water faucets and consider having children tested for lead in their blood following levels of the neurotoxin found in city water supplies.

According to a posting on the city website last month, nine of 60 homes tested in Wayne had excessive levels of lead. 

Exposure to lead can damage the brain and kidneys and can affect the production of red blood cells in the body. There is no safe level of lead in drinking water, officials said. 

Officials urged residents to continue to take precautions against any exposure to the dangerous neurotoxin. 

Filters are available between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the City of Wayne Department of Public Works, 35200 Forest Ave. in Wayne. The department can be reached at (734) 721-8600.