There is also reluctance from many homeowners to take on the cost of replacing lead service lines which can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $8,000 per line. "To help property owners pay for removing their lead pipes, officials are eyeing the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The fund, a mix of federal dollars, state money and loan repayments, is jointly run by the Health Department and the state Public Facilities Authority. The two agencies are discussing how the funding might be transferred to cities and utilities that would devise ways to provide it customers, via grants or low interest loans, for example."
Lead exposure is a significant health concern as it can cause cognitive damage, especially in young children under the age of 6. There is no safe level of lead in drinking water.
Have you ever had your water tested for lead? Even newer homes can contain service lines, pipes, or fixtures with small amounts of lead. Contact us for more information about lead testing. We can get you a sampling kit and help you determine what your next steps are if you do find lead in your drinking water.