Great Lakes Wine and Spirits donates nearly 12,000 bottles of water to Highland Park residents
Tests at some homes have found high lead levels in drinking water
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. – Great Lakes Wine and Spirits, a statewide wine and spirits distributor headquartered in Highland Park, is donating nearly 12,000 bottles of water to the City of Highland Park after tests found high lead levels in some homes.
“The health and safety of our community is a top priority for all of us at Great Lakes Wine and Spirits, which is why we are donating nearly 12,000 bottles of water to the city of Highland Park,” said Lew Cooper III, co-CEO of Great Lakes Wine and Spirits. “While we distribute wine and spirits statewide, our headquarters is right here in Highland Park and we’re proud to call this community home and want to help any way we can.”
The water was delivered today. On Wednesday, the city of Highland Park announced the results of water testing done on several homes, which found high levels of lead. Nine of the 36 homes tested came back with elevated lead levels.
“We appreciate this generous donation by Great Lakes Wine and Spirits and thank them for being a good community partner to the city of Highland Park,” said Mayor Hubert Yopp.
The city is urging residents to take precautions, including running tap water for up to five minutes to flush out any potential lead and using a lead filter tested and certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 53.
“When it comes to giving back to our community, we pride ourselves on leading by example,” Cooper III said. “Whether it’s a crisis like last year’s wildfires in California or concerns with local drinking water, we’re prepared to step up and help those in need.”
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Great Lakes Wine & Spirits is Michigan’s largest wine and liquor distributor. With 900 employees and facilities across the state, GLWAS services nearly 17,000 accounts in all 83 Michigan counties on both peninsulas. For more information, please visit www.GLWAS.com.