Drinking Water Week continues! This week is a good time to check your home’s pipes and plumbing for lead.
Lead can cause health problems for people of all ages, but especially for pregnant women, infants and young children.
In a study done by AWWA, it showed that lead service lines may be present in between six to 10 million homes in the U.S. It is recommended that lead be removed where possible.
Be assured that water providers treat water to high standards of quality and can adjust water chemistry to reduce the potential that lead will dissolve into water. But householders can also take steps to reduce possible contact with lead.
To determine if lead is present in your home’s pipes or plumbing, turn to a licensed plumber or your local water utility for help. If lead components are found, it’s recommended that they are replaced.
More information about lead in drinking water is available right here on DrinkTap.