Lead Contamination of Water
Lead is a metal that is harmful to health, especially for children. If there is lead in pipes, fixtures, or the solder that connects the pipes, drinking water may become contaminated. Older homes are more likely to have lead in the plumbing. New homes may also be at risk: even legally “lead-free” plumbing may contain up to eight percent lead.
Letter to the Editor: Lead in Drinking Water by Pam Marchand, P.E.