Lead in drinking water has been an increasingly important topic throughout the nation over the past several years – and for good reason. Lead is toxic, and was used for many years in paints, plumbing, batteries, and other products found in and around homes. Lead can enter the water system through the corrosion of pipes, solder, fixtures, brass faucets, and fittings. The amount of lead in water depends on many factors, but there is always a potential for danger with lead pipes since they are the primary source of lead poisoning.
LCPW recommends homeowners investigate their homes and businesses to see if they have any lead service lines or fixtures. Since you can’t see, taste or smell lead in drinking water, it’s important to know whether there are harmful lead pipes connected to your drinking water supply.