Note for Flint residents left in Denver water test kits

9NEWS at 6 p.m. 9/9/16.

DENVER - As Denver Water replaces lead pipes in some neighborhoods, a few of the lead testing kits left at homes included a questionable note.

Two words stood out to the 9NEWS producer who received one of these kits: "Flint Residents."

It was a head scratching moment for her, and many of us. Denver Water referred us to the testing kit's manufacturer ZeroWater for an answer.

A spokesman for the ZeroWater clarified Denver is not receiving testing kits intended for Flint, and this is not a mix up of any sort. The instructions were initially added to kits back when a lot of them were going to Flint, according to marketing director Anthony Petruzzi. At the time it was easier to include the note in every kit.

ZeroWater has since stopped including the note in its products, however a few somehow ended up in the inventory sent to Denver, Petruzzi said.

It's unclear how many Denver households received the Flint note. Denver Water says two different manufacturers are providing filters and testing kits to customers affected by the pipe replacements.

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