The E.P.A. says that streams tapped by water sources serving a large portion of the population are not yet governed by laws protecting the amount of toxic in our water. Lead water mains were made illegal over 30 years ago however, there are still over 8 million pipes that may allow lead into our drinking water.
Replacing lead water mains with copper
It is becoming more frequent than ever that new homeowners and parents with young children are replacing their lead water mains with new copper mains. The process is pretty straight forward and can be completed within one day in most cases.