Recently, the Federal Government mandated that Community Water Suppliers must find out where lead service lines are located throughout the community to encourage the process of eliminating them. PWSD #10 as a Community Water Supplier (CWS) is required to survey and inventory the type of material used for all public and private water service lines within our distribution system.
Lead, unlike other drinking water contaminants, is usually not present in the drinking water source. It can enter from a distribution system or on-site plumbing itself. Lead gets into water at the tap when water corrodes lead in pipes, fixtures, and solder. The most impactful way to reduce the risk of exposure to lead in drinking water is to remove any lead service lines that bring water to your home, if they exist. Service lines from the water main to the meter are public water supply owned service lines. Services lines from the meter to your home are privately owned service lines. PWSD #10 does not have any public lead service lines in the distribution system. Privately owned service lines have the potential to contain lead particularly if your home was built prior to January 1, 1989.
Our public water system is conducting a lead service line inventory with a customer survey. We are requesting your help in this identification process. To complete the survey click here >>> LSLI CUSTOMER SURVEY.