Printer Friendly Version

Village Vision News

Village official reports water here is safe

Thursday, February 11, 2016

In light of the recent tragic news regarding lead in the water supply in Flint, Michigan, Public Works Director Larry Coloni felt compelled to address the issue in his activity report to trustees submitted at the Feb. 1 board meeting.

“Our residents can rest assured that our water is being treated to prevent lead and copper from contaminating the water,” Coloni wrote in his report.

He added that it was important to note that the lead problem in Flint is not in the source water but caused by the lead service lines that carry water in to homes.

When Flint purchased water from Detroit for decades it was treated so that it would not be corrosive to residents’ lead pipes. But, when the city switched to another water source it did not adjust or treat the water to prevent the corrosion of lead and copper plumbing. With aging lead service lines connecting Flint’s homes to the city’s main water pipes, corrosion occurred inside the lines that allowed for lead to enter the water supply.

“This being said,” Coloni wrote, “we continue to monitor homes for lead and copper.”

Coloni added that if any resident would like their home to be monitored they should contact the Water Treatment Plant at 877-7182.

^ Back to Top ^

Site by HomeSight, LLC