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GRWA hears report on lead pipe replacement case


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RAMSAY — The Gogebic Range Water Authority Board on Thursday discussed the challenges of possibly absorbing replacement costs for residential lines if they are contaminated with lead from the municipal water system.

In his report, Chuck Lawson of C2AE — the water authority’s engineering firm — said the Michigan Court of Claims on Thursday rejected a legal challenge to Michigan’s Lead and Copper Rule that requires cities and municipal water systems to remove lead or galvanized water lines, including from the curb to the home, that were...