Dear Campus Community:
Genesee County has just issued the attached Public Health Emergency Declaration this afternoon. Among other things, the declaration states:
The County is issuing an Emergency Advisory recommending that people not drink the water coming in from the City of Flint using the Flint River as the water source unless:
- It has been tested to assure it does not contain elevated levels of lead
- It is being filtered through a National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) approved filter certified to remove lead that meets ANSI standard 53.
We are fortunate that the university has been testing/monitoring the water quality on campus and proactively installing filters and/or filtered water.
Where sampling, investigation and analysis have shown poor water quality exceeding the regulatory maximum contaminant levels, further testing, corrective actions and/or filtration has been installed (NSF 42 & 53). Additionally, the campus has and is continuing to aggressively install filtration in all remaining locations as an added measure of public health protection, even for fixtures that do not exceed MCLs.
Special attention has been given to our youngest members on campus, including the installation of filters for the Early Childhood Development Center in June.
Environment, Health, and Safety will continue to conduct water testing and monitor water quality on campus. As always, if you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Director, Environment, Health, and Safety