Graham Sustainability Institute

Using the State Drinking Water Revolving Fund to Facilitate Lead Service Line Replacement in Michigan

June 2019

In 2018, Michigan adopted a revised Lead and Copper Rule to protect public health in the state by reducing lead exposure through drinking water. The updated Rule reduces the “lead action level”, revises water sampling protocols, and requires the replacement of all lead service lines (LSLs) within 20 years1 . This memo explores how other states have expanded and adapted their Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF) programs to facilitate LSL replacement.

Keywords:  public finance, water safety, lead and copper, policy