A city in Michigan has become the first in the US to obtain certification from a global water purifying certification organization.
The certification will give residents of a small community a way to help ensure their water is safe for their health and well-being.
Water purification is a major concern in the United States, as many households do not have access to clean drinking water.
The problem is exacerbated by the increasing presence of lead in drinking water, which is linked to an increased risk of childhood cancer, and the increasing incidence of heart disease and diabetes.
The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPS) says one in five children in the country is living in a home where they were exposed to lead-based paint.
Lead is considered a toxic metal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and it is considered by many experts to be one of the leading causes of childhood mortality.
The EPA’s own guidelines say that a household with lead exposure should be tested for lead poisoning and have a lead-containing paint inspector inspect their home at least once a year.
The city of Lansing, Michigan, is taking part in the Water Purification Certification Program, a pilot program that will test residents’ water for lead.
This means residents will get a test every six months to see if they have detectable levels of lead.
Residents are also required to wear a sensor to monitor their water level, as well as wear an eye mask when showering.
The program also provides information about the lead content of the city’s drinking water and how to reduce exposure to lead.
The Michigan city, which was founded in 1836, has had a history of working to improve water quality and to provide affordable, clean drinking and bathing water to its residents for more than 100 years.
It was named a National Historic Landmark in 2009.
The city received a grant from the EPA in 2018 to improve drinking water quality.
The Water Purifying Certification Program is a partnership between the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Michigan Water Resources Agency (WMRA), and the Michigan-based water purifiers and purification industry.
In a statement, DEQ Commissioner John Sargent said, “We are pleased to be working with the water purified industry and with the Michigan State University and the Flint-area community to develop a system to provide quality drinking water to residents of Flint, Michigan.”
The program is expected to take about two years to complete, and Sargart said he expects it will be ready to go by 2021.
“It’s a critical time in our nation’s history to ensure that Flint residents and the communities around them are safe,” Sargion said.
Sargent added that the DEQ is working with local governments and other partners to ensure residents are aware of the requirements and get the information they need to make informed decisions about their water.
“There is no one-size-fits-all approach to water,” Sarr told CBC News.
“This is a good example of where we can get involved and make sure that we have a system in place that is effective.”