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Department of Public Works

521. E Cambourne Ferndale MI 48220

(248) 546-2519

Water Service Line Database


Lead exposure in drinking water may cause health risks. That's why Ferndale is tracking where lead water service lines exist within our community.

People have been building homes here for more than 100 years and our records are not always complete.

We are asking our residents to help us by using a simple tool created by National Public Radio (NPR)  that will help you determine if your water service line is lead, copper or galvanized steel.

There are only a couple of steps and all you will need is a coin and a magnet.

By using the tool and sharing your information you will be helping our Department of Public Services and for that we thank you!


Water Meter Information

Now, we need you to go to the NPR service line tool website and determine what kind of water service line you have.

Did you use the NPR 'Find Lead In Your Pipes' tool?

My water service line is or appears to be:

The City is using a GIS map to track its lead serive lines.This information has been gathered through the City's meter replacement program which is still in progress. If you get an N/A at your address, it’s because the meter hasn’t been changed yet at that residence. If you get a result that doesn't match up with the material you have already verified within the property please let us no in the section below and we will correct it on the map.

Did the material you verified internally match with the result on the GIS map?

Submit a Photograph of your Water Meter

  • Your water meter should like the photo above.

  • Your water meter should be inside your house in your basement or crawlspace

  • The photo you upload should include the meter and the valves on either side.

  • If you are unable to submit a photograph, please call 248-246-2519 and an operator will assist you.

Upload water meter picture

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We'll email you the results of our findings as quickly as we can. Remember, we have almost 10,000 water customers, so it may take a while.

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Thank you for your input!

For more information on lead exposure in drinking water go to our lead drinking water resource page or call (248) 546-2519.