lead levels

Governor Rick Snyder plans to take executive action on tougher standards for lead in drinking water in the face of foot-dragging by the Legislature.

The Legislature’s Republican leaders have been cool to Governor Snyder’s proposed new lead-in-water rules, which would be tougher than federal standards.

Governor Rick Snyder and Representative Sheldon Neeley celebrate the signing of the water legislation at Grace Emmanuel Church in Flint.Credit Executive Office of Gov. Rick SnyderEdit | Remove

Governor Rick Snyder signed a new law Friday that would require water systems to notify residents within three days if their water tests above the federal action level for lead. Michigan’s Safe Drinking Water Act needed an update.