Because you can’t see, smell or taste lead in your water, it can go undetected. Testing is the only way to determine if there are harmful levels of lead in your home. If any of the following apply, you may want to consider testing:
Options for testing are:
OR if you choose, you can:
How do we test for lead?
There will be a first draw sample and a fully flushed sample analyzed. The first draw sample will be collected after water has sat undisturbed for at least six hours. The first draw sample should have the highest level of lead. The fully flushed sample will be collected after the water has been running from the tap for several minutes, at least until the water becomes noticeably cooler.
The water samples will be evaluated using the EPA's sampling and analysis procedures. Results of the findings will then be provided to you.