What is lead?
Lead is a metal found in natural deposits and can be found in all parts of our environment, indoors and out. Lead was commonly used in older household plumbing materials until 1986 when the plumbing rules changed and required pipes, fittings and fixtures to be “lead-free.” The most common problem is with brass or chrome-plated brass faucets and fixtures which can leach lead into the water, especially hot water.

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1. What is lead?
2. How does it get into drinking water?
3. What is ACWD doing to keep lead out of my water?
4. How do I know ACWD's Corrosion Control Program is working?
5. What can I do to keep lead out of my water?
6. Can you test my water for me?
7. Where can I learn more about lead in drinking water?