Lead Testing and Information

Lead Testing and Information

The Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act has changed to better protect your health. New water sampling rules have been added to better detect possible lead in your drinking water. These changes require communities, including Hazel Park, with lead service lines and older housing stock, to do more sampling.  The City of Hazel Park sampled 30 sites as a part of the new rules. 

 The City of Hazel Park issued a Public Advisory on the lead testing on October 23, 2019, which can be found at this link.  The Public Advisory will provide you context and understanding concerning three of the test results as it relates to lead levels in the water and one emergency repair site that was required to be included in the sample. It  also outlines actions that you can take as well as steps the City will be taking. You will also find links to a number of resources from the State of Michigan, Oakland County and other sources.   Click here for a document that provides "Important Information About Lead In Your Drinking Water."

Below please find additional guidance and resources: 

Obtaining a water filter

Water Filters can be picked up from this Oakland County Health Division office location during normal business hours.

South Oakland Center 27725 Greenfield Rd. Southfield, MI 48076 (248) 424-7000

 Testing Information

 If you are interested in testing your water yourself, please select a state-certified laboratory. A list of state-certified labs can be found at this link.

 Oakland County Health Division Laboratory-DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS FEES

Bottles can be purchased from one of the County office locations during normal business hours. Their address and phone numbers are:
North Oakland Health Center 1200 N. Telegraph Rd. Pontiac, MI 48341 (248) 858-1280
South Oakland Center 27725 Greenfield Rd. Southfield, MI 48076 (248) 424-7000

Prices are as follows COUNTY RESIDENTS (water source must be IN OAKLAND COUNTY)
Bacteriological $12
Partial Chemical $10
Arsenic $16
OUT OF COUNTY (water source outside of OAKLAND COUNTY)
Bacteriological $20
Partial Chemical $18

The Nurse on Call (NOC) hotline offers information about health and related resources. Calls are answered by Oakland County Health Division Public Health Nurses Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Contact NOC by calling 800-848-5533 or via email at noc@oakgov.com 

 Additional information regarding the new regulations and lead safety can be found on the EGLE website at: www.michigan.gov/deqleadpublicadvisory or www.michigan.gov/MILeadSafe.

 Helpful Links

Lead in Water - Know the Facts

Lead Poisoning - Know the Facts

Adult Exposure to Lead

Older Adults Exposure to Lead

Pregnant and Nursing Mothers Exposure to Lead

Child Exposure to Lead

Create a Lead Safe Home

Cleaning Your Aerator

Well Fed Means Less Lead

Below is a diagrams showing how a service line runs into your home.


 Service Line Diagram