Graham Sustainability Institute

Find answers to your most pressing questions on how to protect yourself and your family from lead in your water. Explore our resources.

In June 2018, Michigan adopted the country’s most proactive Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The goal of the updated LCR is to protect public health by reducing lead and copper levels in drinking water. The rule requires water utilities to make an inventory of all water service connections, tell customers if they have a lead service line, and fully replace all lead service lines over the next 20 years.

FAQs for Consumers + Others

sortable by audience and covering a range of topics—across public health, compliance, and finances—the FAQs provide municipal leaders, citizens, and utilities the most up-to-date, science-based information about lead and copper in our drinking water.


Policy Memos

that address one of the biggest concerns about updating the LCR: how to pay for it. Learn about the multiple options to fund lead service line replacements across Michigan.



that are easy to understand visuals that represent the major changes in Michigan’s LCR.


Shareable Information

designed to help you spread the word about Michigan's new rule.