ST. JOSEPH — City residents who recently received letters about how to test their water for lead will soon get a follow-up letter outlining a simpler process.

Under state regulations, all public water systems in Michigan were required to notify residents and property owners with services that are verified to include any lead components, services where lead portions have been removed but where galvanized pipes previously connect to lead remain, or where the system believes there are likely lead components – even if not verified.