VanderWall encourages Beulah residents to test water for lead after sample triggers public advisory

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Curt VanderWall on Wednesday encouraged Beulah residents to test their water for lead after a recent sampling of seven homes in the village showed that one sample had enough lead in the water to trigger a public advisory.

“Plainly speaking, we know that there is no level of lead that is acceptable in drinking water. I strongly encourage Beulah residents to exercise caution, get their water tested and consider installing lead-reducing water filters,” said VanderWall, R-Ludington. “I commend village and state officials for quickly and responsibly communicating the results of this recent test to those who may be affected.”

The Village of Beulah’s municipal drinking water system serves a population of 380 in Benzie County. For more guidance, VanderWall encouraged Beulah residents to read the “How to Reduce Your Exposure to Lead in Drinking Water” notice posted at www.VillageofBeulah.net.

Residents who would like their service line inspected or to have their drinking water tested for

Lead may contact the Village of Beulah at (231) 882-4451.

“My office will continue to monitor this situation and I look forward to working with local and state officials to help resolve this important public health concern for the people of Beulah,” VanderWall said.

Learn more about lead in water at Michigan.gov/MiLeadSafe.

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