City Launches GIS Map, Online Form to Help Residents Search and Report Home Lead Lines

October 28, 2020

The City of Ferndale has launched a pair of online tools that will help residents learn about the materials that comprise their water service lines. These tools were a City Council initiative following the announcement that four Ferndale properties had exceeded the State of Michigan's Lead and Copper Rule Action Level during the 2020 testing period.

Interactive Map

The interactive GIS map allows residents to search properties by address or parcel number to gain information about the material(s) of the home's pipe connection.

Please note:

  • This information contained in this mapping tool has been gathered through the City's meter replacement program. This program, and the information contained in the mapping tool, are still in progress. Information will be updated monthly, and your results may change.
  • This tool uses the primary address of each parcel, so it may not display your exact address if there are multiple addresses associated with a single property.
  • This map covers only the interior plumbing material up to the water meter. For those properties identified as copper, PVC, or pex, there is still a chance that a portion of the service line from the exterior of the property to the water main contains lead or galvanized previously connected to lead.


Online Materials Identification & Reporting Form

If your results are not available using the map, or if you want to verify your materials, the City has launched an online form to help you do so.

You'll be walked through several steps, including using a simple online testing process, taking and uploading a photo of your water meter, and answering several questions about your home and circumstances. The Department of Public Works will review your information and contact you with information about your home's water infrastructure.



Kara Sokol

Communications Director