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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Keep your family safe from lead exposure

February 12, 2015

Homes built between 1970 and 1985 may have lead in their pipes, which can add lead in your water. It’s a major health risk for children and pregnant women.

The Portland Water Bureau wants you and your family to stay safe! They offer free lead testing kits to all customers. Order a lead kit today to test your tap water. 

The Water Bureau also has simple tips to avoid lead exposure from household plumbing.

  • Avoid using water that has been standing in household pipes. Let faucets run for at least 30 seconds to allow fresh water to come through.   
  • Use a filter that removes lead.
  • Buy low-lead fixtures.

Check out Multnomah County Health Department’s LeadLine website for more information, and to order a lead-in-water test kit.