FLINT (WJRT) - (01/06/17) - Governor Rick Snyder has signed a bill that could protect communities from a lead crisis in the future.
The new law will require that the public be notified within 72 hours when high lead levels are detected in water.
The deadline had been 30 days.
This bill was passed by the legislature in the last session of 2016. It was sponsored by State Representative Sheldon Neeley of Flint.
Snyder signed the bill Friday morning at Grace Emmanuel Baptist Church in Flint.
It's thought this change could avert a water emergency like the one that hit Flint.