Testing for Lead

Testing for Lead in Water

If you have a concern about the lead content of your water supply, you can purchase a lead water sample analysis bottle through our Environmental Health office. The cost for the analysis is $15. You purchase the bottle, then take it home and collect a sample. As with our recommendation for consumption, we recommend that you run a “flushed” sample analysis, by running the water until cold prior to collecting the sample. You then bring the bottle back to our office and it is sent to a laboratory for analysis. Results are generally available within 3-5 business days.

For more questions about testing for lead in drinking water, please contact our Environmental Health Division at 734-222-3800.

Testing for Lead in Children

If you have questions or concerns about your child's exposure to lead, please contact your pediatrician for a lead blood level test.

Our Health Department also offers free blood lead testing for children up to 6 years old with Medicaid or who are uninsured at our main Public Health office in Ypsilanti. Please call 734-544-6700 to schedule an appointment.

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For questions about children's exposure to lead, please contact Jane Nickert, Nursing Director.