Ever been told that 'there is NO lead in your Water and your tap water is fine b/c you have City Water'?? That's FALSE.... The Lead in your Water Making you sick is coming from INSIDE OF YOUR HOME..........
Whether you have a home with City Water Service or a Private Well Water System, the simple fact is that the the Lead concentrations or elevated Lead in Water Level is COMING FROM YOUR INTERNAL PLUMBING SYSTEM. Take a walk to your basement and look up at your Plumbing supply lines that deliver water to each faucet and tub. I bet my house that the majority of you that do this will see copper pipes with areas of the pipe that is joined together and discolored (copper coloring is now silver). These are likely areas where a Plumber has soldered or done previous work, normally soldering is the primary culprit of the Lead found in Tap water, along with lead piping and even corroding brass or some faucets found in BRAND NEW Homes as of 2016.
Lead in Plumbing Today
- Nearly all homes built prior to the 1980s still have lead solder connecting copper pipes.
- Some major U.S. cities still have 100 percent lead piping bringing water from the utilities to homes and businesses. The dissolved oxygen in the water combines with the metal at the surface (copper, zinc or lead) to form a metal oxide. This oxidation layer naturally develops through the decades to coat lead piping. When water conditions require it, water utilities also add lime or orthophosphates as a further barrier to prevent lead from getting into drinking water. When water chemistry is carefully controlled, it prevents dangerous levels of lead from entering the drinking water system from the pipes.