Last Updated: February 20, 2019
Lead: Water and Pipes
Big idea: Lead can be found in water and pipes.
- Lead pipes and solder started to be phased out in 1986.
- You cannot taste, see, or smell lead in water.
- Many factors determine if lead from pipes is getting into the water: chemistry and temperature of the water, amount of wear in the pipes, how long the water stays in the pipes between uses, etc.