Great Lakes Echo (http://greatlakesecho.org/2019/04/17/east-lansing-launches-20-year-plan-to-address-lead-exposure/) Resident Kara Taylor uses a certified lead-free filter, which was tested by an independent third party. Like many others in East Lansing, Taylor has opted to consume drinking water only from her Brita filter. Image: Kayla Effner East Lansing, Michigan, is gathering information about lead contamination in resident water services. Notices regarding the potential threat were issued in November. The notices were triggered by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality changing its definition of lead service lines. Previously, internal piping had to either be lead-based or contain lead to be considered a threat. Earlier this year, the rules were changed to include all components of the service line. “With this change came notification requirements. Within so many days of discovering, we had to inform the public,” said Infrastructure Administrator Ron Lacasse. Currently, many East Lansing homes have a 12-to 18-inch lead-based gooseneck pipe which connects to the main galvanized steel water service line to the street. “As long as you have adequate treatment process...