Even with an effective Corrosion Control Program in place, customers may choose to take steps on their own to further minimize the potential for lead in drinking water, including:
- Use only water from the cold water tap for drinking, cooking, or preparing baby formula.
- Run the water for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using it for drinking, cooking, or preparing baby formula. This water is great to use for watering plants!
- Consider using a certified water filter to remove lead. Be sure to check that it is certified for lead removal.
- Replace old plumbing or fixtures that may have lead. Lead pipes will have a dull gray look and can easily be scratched by a key.