Meeting the Lead Standard
Currently, every three years the Philadelphia Water Department tests for lead in tap water at more than 50 representative taps of vulnerable homes in the city. We do this according to the requirement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead and Copper Rule. The testing results are used to determine if our corrosion control treatment technique is working, so that water has minimum potential for lead to leach from plumbing materials. So far, our test results show that our treatment techniques keep lead levels to a minimum.