The most cost effective ways to minimize lead exposure from drinking water are:

  • Flush faucets used for drinking and cooking for several minutes until cold in the morning or after coming home from school/work to insure fresh water from the main in the street and flushing out any contaminates from the household plumbing
  • Use only cold water for drinking and cooking
  • Get your water tested if concerned. Be sure that only valves and filters intended for drinking water supply are used in any home plumbing project.