Theis encourages Manchester residents to test water for lead

LANSING, Mich. Sen. Lana Theis on Thursday encouraged Manchester residents to get their water tested for lead after a recent sampling of 19 homes in the village showed seven had enough lead in the water to trigger a public advisory.

“Since there is no acceptable level of lead in drinking water, out of an abundance of caution, I strongly encourage residents to get their water tested and consider installing lead-reducing water filters, which are currently being offered for free by the Washtenaw County Health Department,” said Theis, R-Brighton. “I appreciate Manchester officials for being so proactive in communicating the recent lead level test results with village residents.”

For more information and guidance, Theis encouraged Manchester residents to closely read the public advisory, which can be read by clicking this link.

Further information about lead in water is available at