Lead Testing Has Favorable Results In Lansing
The Village of Lansing continues to be proactive in the testing of our water and providing long-term thinking in the way of infrastructure.
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, may have you asking, "Does my home's water contain lead?"
We have gotten a few calls regarding this issue and our response is : "The EPA requires a lead and copper test every 3 years and in September of 2014 (30) Lansing homes were sampled and all samples came back within safe limits. "
Many experts suggest that parents get their child's lead level tested at ages 1 and 2, and possibly more often, depending on the area of the country. The test is easily done by a pediatrician, or at a local state, county or city department of health.
The most effective and most expensive lead removal method is to replace the leaded components in the plumbing system with newer, non-leaded components. This procedure most often involves replacing copper pipes and lead solder with plastic PVC or PEX pipes. Only plastic PVC or PEX pipes approved for home plumbing use, as indicated by "NSF-61” or “NSF-PW appearing on the side of the pipe, should be used for replacement.
Replacing home plumbing components will be effective only if the source of the lead is within the home plumbing system. If the lead originates from lead service lines within a public water system, this method may be of limited benefit. However, the Village of Lansing continues to take proactive steps with our infrastructure development and have had all of our internal and audited tests come back favorably.