Ann Arbor to Remove Lead Pipes

The City of Ann Arbor will remove the remainder of lead gooseneck pipes in its water infrastructure. The pipes connect service lines to water mains.

Spokesperson Robert Keller says even though some lead pipes are still in place, Ann Arbor is showing low to no lead levels in the drinking water.

So we don’t have lead issues in Ann Arbor as some communities do,” Keller says. “And that’s because we control for corrosion. So, even if somebody had lead pipes in their homes or these goosenecks, for example, it’s not a problem because of that corrosion control.”

Keller says the city has been replacing the goosenecks for the last 25 years. He says there are only about 90 of the pipes left in the system. 

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