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Last Updated: February 20, 2019


Lead: Water and Pipes

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Big idea: Lead can be found in water and pipes.

Talking points:

  • 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.


Basic Information about Lead in Drinking Water

Categories: Lead