Testing for lead in home plumbing
February 23, 2016
This morning, Rachel Rafanelli from KGW joined Nick at his home to test his water for lead.
In Portland, we are fortunate to have some of the best drinking water in the world, thanks to the Bull Run Watershed. Because it’s so high in quality, we only have to minimally treat our water.
The main source of lead in our water comes from household plumbing. Lead solder was commonly used in homes built or plumbed with copper pipes between 1970 to 1985.
The Water Bureau provides free lead-in-water test kits that are available to all customers, which are tested in the Bureau’s Water Quality Laboratory. The Bureau also has a great, simple resource guide to help reduce lead exposure in your home.
Contact the LeadLine for a free lead-in-water test at (503) 988.4000 or order one online. And check out the Water Bureau’s website for easy steps to decrease lead exposure.
City of Portland: our drinking water is safe
Rachel Rafanelli in KGW News
Portland offers free water testing for lead