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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.

Tips to Reduce Your 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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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

Lead Free NYC
A road map to eliminating childhood lead exposure.
Lead Free NYC
Lead Free NYC Brochure (digital)
Lead Free NYC Brochure (print)
Lead Free NYC Water Service Line Flushing Instructions

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