In Philadelphia, the drinking water delivered to your home meets or exceeds state and federal water quality standards. When high lead levels are found in tap water, the lead comes from plumbing on the customer’s property.
Customers should check their homes for lead plumbing. If a lead service line or other lead plumbing is found, there are immediate steps you can take to reduce the chances of lead exposure from water.
Check out the City’s Lead Guide to learn more
Philadelphia’s Lead Guide covers topics about lead in drinking water, including:
- How lead gets into water
- Checking your pipes for lead
- Living with lead pipes