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Paul Pless
10-01-2016, 05:44 PM
171 homes have had their lead service lines replaced.

There are 56,000 homes in Michigan of which 4,500 have been positively identified to have a lead service line. Its estimated that around 13,000 homes probably have lead lines but there is poor documentation of the service line installation.

The above all ignores commercial properties.

skuthorp
10-01-2016, 05:45 PM
The experiment continues…………….. did you say lead pipes? Or lead in the water?

delecta
10-01-2016, 05:51 PM
Wasn't the problem with the processing of the water? Once that was corrected what is the problem with lead pipes? They have been there for many years.......

Ian McColgin
10-01-2016, 06:02 PM
When state Republicans forced a money saving change in the water supply to the Flint River, they refused to fund treatment with corrosion inhibitors thus causing lead to leach from the aging service pipes. Worsening of the problem could be met by changing back to the less corrosive supply or by treating the water. In either case, the oldest lead pipes have begun a corrosion process that cannot be reversed and they must now be replaced no matter what. Congress has refused funding for any solution.

skuthorp
10-01-2016, 06:22 PM
The experiment continues.
If a suit was brought alleging mass poisoning, easily proven from what I read, who would be held responsible, and would the federal government via a recalcitrant congress be also at fault?

BrianW
10-01-2016, 10:05 PM
171 homes have had their lead service lines replaced.

There are 56,000 homes in Michigan of which 4,500 have been positively identified to have a lead service line...

So... this would be a good time to get in the pipe replacement business in Flint?

What's involved? ;)

Kevin T
10-01-2016, 10:48 PM
^Really? Not funny.