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Thousands of Flint, Mich., residents who were exposed to high levels of lead in the city's water supply will be getting new faucets free of charge.
In response to the city's ongoing water woes, Michigan has the money available to replace old brass faucets in as many 4,000 homes.
Properties that tested positive for high levels of lead between September, 2015, and December, 2016, will be part of the project's first phase, the state said in a news release.
Selected homes will have a kitchen faucet and one bathroom faucet replaced as early as this month.
The new program is not the first to tackle the issue of replacing home plumbing that may have been damaged or contributed to high lead levels in homes after it was exposed to corrosive Flint River water from April 2014 until October 2015.
Hundreds of fixtures have also been replaced by local plumbers, and Habitat for Humanity has also provided the service.
More details here.
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