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Kalamazoo Township to Remove More Than 200 Lead Water Pipes

Lead Poisoning LawyerMore than 200 lead pipes delivering water to residents in Kalamazoo Township will be removed this summer, according to the Kalamazoo Gazette.

The Kalamazoo City Commission approved a $848,110 construction contract with Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc. to replace the lines. Kalamazoo's Department of Public Services is tackling the problem head on, coordinating replacements throughout the city's water system with scheduled road and infrastructure projects.

Project funding for the lead service line replacement will be provided through the city's 2017 Water Capital Improvement Budget.

The city replaced 120 lead service lines in 2016, however, at least 2,917 still remained by the end of the year. A high concentration of lead services are in Kalamazoo Township and the city's oldest neighborhoods.

An area defined as "Kalamazoo Township East" contains 754 addresses with lead lines, a quarter of the total amount. Twenty percent are located in 608 Edison Neighborhood addresses and 12 percent lie in 348 locations in the Northside Neighborhood.

According to a recent report, 7,308 lines connecting customers to the city water main were unidentified by the end of the year, meaning the city doesn't know what they are made out of.

The majority of undefined lead lines are in the heart of the city, focused in a band between Vine Street and Patterson Street.

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Child Lead Poisoning Injuries

Lead poisoning in children can lead to very serious consequences. Many of these conditions can be remain with the child for the rest of his or her life.

  • Loss of IQ points
  • Learning disabilities
  • Speech problems
  • Developmental delays
  • Loss of learning capacity
  • Hyperactivity and attention disorder (ADHD)
  • Delinquent and criminal behavior
  • Brain damage
  • Wrongful death

The injuries caused by lead poisoning prevent many children from reaching their full intellectual and earning potential. These children often need special education services for many years. As a result, the damages suffered by a lead poisoned child are significant.  We have won large lead poisoning settlements throughout Michigan and Ohio for children and their parents.

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We will represent you in your lead poisoning case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

Contact a Leading Michigan Lead Poisoning Lawyer

Parents of children injured in an accident should contact the Michigan child injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. We will begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case. Call us now at 1-800-606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan lead poisoning lawyers. We operate under a strict No Fee Promise, which means you will not owe us anything unless we are able to reach a settlement or jury verdict for your case. There is absolutely nothing to lose so do not hesitate! Call today to speak with an attorney about your child lead poisoning situation. 

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