Every year our Lead in Water Education and Testing Program sends out a mailer with a simple message:
Lead is a major health threat to childrenand pregnant women.
If your home was built between 1970 and 1985, lead solder may have been used to join
the pipes. A lead-in-water test is the only way to know if this is adding lead to the water.
Mail the attached postage-paid reply card for
To avoid possible exposure to lead from plumbing:
- Never use water from the hot water tap for making baby formula.
- Use only cold, fresh water from the cold water tap for drinking and cooking.
- Avoid using water that has been standing in the pipes by running the water until it feels noticeably colder (30 to 2 minutes).
The mailer is sent in partnership with other local water providers, and includes a multi-lingual message:
Me gustaría recibir una prueba gratis para detectar el nivel de plomo en el agua.
Я хочу получить бесплатный набор дл тестирования воды на содержание в ней свинца.
Có, tôi muốn được một bộ thử chất ch. trong nước miễn phí.
Your water provider and local health agencies want to protect your child from lead.
For more information about ALL sources of lead and for locations of FREE lead screening for children:
Contact the LeadLine - www.leadline.org or 503-988-4000