Elevated copper levels found in 7 buildings in Mason

MASON, Mich (WLNS) – We’ve been talking about high levels of lead in Flint water supplies for months.

Now high levels of copper have been detected at seven buildings in Mason, including two schools.

Even though the copper levels tested above the federal action limit both the county and the city say Mason’s water system is fine and it is not something to be concerned about at this time.

6 News spoke with Ingham County health officer Linda Vail about the findings.

She says the city has added anti-corrosives to water which may help solve the problem in these older buildings.

“That’s kind of the nature of the thing of older buildings. That plumbing that was put into them before a number of standards change,” said Vail. “Sometimes we’ll have issues with different kinds of containments so it’s really a building issue.”

As of right now, the health department has plans to re-sample the copper levels but in the meantime recommends flushing drinking fountains, sinks and water systems before using them.

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