Does it really matter if I have an ultra-low lead faucet?

In extreme cases, older faucets can contribute up to one-third of the lead in water that has been sitting in the pipes for several hours, with the remainder coming from other plumbing such as pre-1988 lead solder joints in copper pipes or a lead service line. Residents who let the water run at the tap in the morning for one minute and use cold water for cooking should have little concern with respect to lead in the drinking water. If residents are still concerned, they can have their water tested.

Show All Answers

1. What is a residential water service?
2. What can I do to reduce the risks of lead in my drinking water?
3. Do faucets contain lead?
4. Are there any faucets with no lead at all?
5. Does it really matter if I have an ultra-low lead faucet?
6. Do some new plumbing fixtures still contain lead?
7. How does Concord Public Works determine the material of my water service?
8. I’m interested in purchasing a property in Concord, can you tell me if it has a lead water service?
9. Can I get my water tested?
10. What material are water service lines typically made out of?
11. Where Can I Get More Information About My Drinking Water?
12. Why Replace my Lead Service?
13. Which type of filter removes lead?
14. How can I tell if my faucet is "lead free"?