Lead Problems Everywhere?
Last week the USA TODAY NETWORK Investigation sheds light on the breadth of lead problems in drinking water across the USA.
The investigation has identified almost 2,000 water systems, spanning all 50 states, where testing has shown excessive levels of lead contamination over the past four years. Limited and inconsistent testing means the full scope of the lead contamination problem could be even more widespread. Click Here to read Full USA TODAY NETWORK article.
The investigation also reveals problems with testing and reporting, suggesting the “system” has considerable room for much needed improvement. When taking into consideration the testing and reporting problems, one may also question what other dangerous contaminants might be in our water that we are unaware of.
There are about 75 million homes across the country built before 1980, meaning they’re most likely to contain some lead plumbing. That’s more than half of the country’s housing units! Keeping you and your family safe from harm, includes assuring clean healthy drinking water. Lead in drinking water is a very serious health problem and my recommendation is to take matters into your own hands.
For more information on what you need to know, and what you can do, as a homeowner — please check-out our “FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: LEAD”: Click Here