Lead and Home Plumbing
Lead is one of the contaminants that CFPUA monitors and treats for in drinking water. While CFPUA manages lead in our community's public drinking water system, lead typically enters drinking water through older plumbing inside your home.
How does lead get into water?
Water is distributed from the water treatment facility lead-free. Lead enters drinking water as a result of corrosion as water comes into contact with older plumbing materials over time.
Lead was historically used to construct water service lines and home plumbing across the country. Homes built before 1986 are more likely to have lead service lines or interior plumbing and fixtures, and lead service lines are most common in homes built before the 1950s.