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Steps to Help Protect Your Family From Exposure to Lead in Tap Water

There are several steps homeowners can take to protect themselves and their family from lead in tap water, regardless of whether they have a lead service line.

Flush your home plumbing before consuming water.

You can purchase a home treatment device to reduce your exposure to lead, but you should make sure it is independently certified for that purpose and properly maintained.

Make sure plumbing products contain the lowest possible levels of lead by purchasing replacement plumbing products that have been tested and certified to “lead-free” standards.

Have water samples from your home analyzed for lead.