Elevated lead levels have been found in Essexville’s drinking water.

Bay County Health Department Public Health Director Joel Strasz says seven of 40 homes tested indicated lead readings above the state action threshold of 15 parts per billion. Strasz explained all homeowners in Essexville will be notified  about the problem.

Free water filters will be made available to qualified residents at City Hall on Woodside Ave. Friday, November 22nd from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Eligibility guidelines include demonstrated financial need like pregnant mothers, anyone with children under 18 or recipients of either WIC or Medicaid.