Lead in Home Plumbing
The EPA requires Del-Co Water to monitor for certain substances, one of which is lead. Del-Co Water test results have always been in compliance with EPA Lead and Copper Rules. Elevated levels can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water comes primarily from materials and components associated with private service lines and home plumbing. We are responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but we cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components in private homes and businesses.
When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. You can have your water tested for lead at one of the OEPA Approved Chemical Labs if you are concerned about lead in your water. Additional information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at www.epa.gov/lead.
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