How can I test my drinking water for lead?
How can lead get in my drinking water?
The source of lead in a home's water is most likely pipe or solder in your home's plumbing. The most common cause is corrosion, a reaction between the water and lead pipes or solder. Lead levels are likely to be highest if your home has faucets or fittings of brass that contain some lead, or your home has lead pipes or copper pipes with solder that contains lead.
How can I test my water for lead?
You cannot taste, see, or smell lead in your drinking water. The only way to know if lead is present is to test. Contact your local drinking water system or health department for information and assistance with water testing. When testing your water, care should be taken to closely adhere to sampling requirements outlined by the laboratory.