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Lead in Drinking Water
Lead in Drinking Water from Household Plumbing
New York City water is virtually lead-free when it is delivered from the City's upstate reservoir system, but water can absorb lead from solder, fixtures, and pipes found in the plumbing of some buildings or homes. It is possible that this can increase your potential for exposure.
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DEP's Lead In Drinking Water brochure is availabale in these languages:
Chinese, English, Haitian-Creole, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Yiddish.





Helpful Tips on Reducing Your Potential Exposure to Lead in Your Drinking Water
The amount of lead in your drinking water can be easily lowered in most cases.
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Lead in Drinking Water Test Kit
You may wish to have your water tested. You can request a free kit to test for lead in your drinking water.
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NYC Health

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Learn more about the services provided by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
www.nyc.gov/lead


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Frequently Asked Qustions
Answers to many of the questions consumers have about possible lead in drinking water.
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Resources on Lead in Drinking Water

Resources on Lead in Drinking Water
A list of resources on the topic of lead in drinking water.
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Reservoir Levels

Current: 95.9%

Normal: 87.4%