Lead and Copper Concerns
Recent events in Flint, Michigan have resulted in a renewed focus on lead and copper contamination of public water supplies. Many of the older homes in Flint were connected to their meter with lead water pipes, and a change to a more acidic water supply was the apparent cause for some of this lead to be "leached" into the water. EMWC is not aware of any homes on our system that use lead pipes for their water supply. However, we are only responsible for our side of the meter, and do not have detailed information about pipes running from the meter to the house. Many of our members do have copper plumbing, and sometimes the solder used contains small amounts of lead. Because of this, we do test for lead and copper at a number of homes throughout our system every three years. Please note that our lead and copper test results have never exceeded the EPA standards for safe drinking water. See our most recent Water Quality Report.
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