Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate

 

 

Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate
555 Walnut Street
5th Floor Forum Place
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1923

Phone: 717-783-5048 or toll free 800-684-6560
Fax: 717-783-7152

Email: consumer@paoca.org

Consumer Tip for March 2005

Toll Free Number

 800-684-6560

 (PA only)

Lead Facts and Tap Water Quality

Drinking water from the tap can be a contributing source of lead exposure, but it is not the only source.  Your water company distributes information each year on lead and other water contaminants. The American Water Works Association has a great amount of information about lead and other water quality issues on its website.

The Environmental Protection Agency also gives details to avoid consuming lead through your home tap water,  gives suggestions on how to have your water tested and explains what to look for in purchasing filtering devices.

Check the links below to find out how you can prevent receiving too much lead from your water supply and how to monitor the quality of your water.

http://www.awwa.org/Advocacy/pressroom/waterquality.cfm

http://www.awwa.org/advocacy/pressroom/Lead.cfm

http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead/leadfactsheet.html

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