Lead in Drinking Water
Potable water can be a contributing source of lead poisoning. Water in homes, schools, public, and private buildings should be evaluated for lead content. The EPA and some state agencies require or recommend evaluating water for lead every five years. Buildings constructed in the 1990's are still having plumbing fixtures with as much as 8% lead being installed for potable water.
MEC can assist clients by evaluating the plumbing system of a building, developing a sampling protocol, and making recommendations based on the findings. We can collect the samples, or we can provide instructions and materials for the client to collect the samples.
The Lead in Drinking Water report includes the following information:
Summary of the analytical procedure used
Laboratory results and certifications
Determination if results of water analysis require follow-up sampling
Recommendations to reduce the lead levels in potable water
Please contact MEC to discuss your current or future lead hazard service needs.