What is ACWD doing to keep lead out of my water?
Since the 1990s ACWD has been proactively monitoring and adjusting the water quality, specifically pH, at our treatment plants daily so the water is not corrosive to household pipes and plumbing fixtures. In the drinking water industry, this is called a Corrosion Control Program. While some other water utilities need to add corrosion inhibitors to their water, ACWD’s testing has demonstrated that making adjustments to the water’s pH forms a beneficial scale on the inside of pipes. This scale is a physical barrier between any lead that may be in the household pipes or plumbing fixtures and the water, and it prevents the lead from getting into your water.

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1. What is lead?
2. How does it get into drinking water?
3. What is ACWD doing to keep lead out of my water?
4. How do I know ACWD's Corrosion Control Program is working?
5. What can I do to keep lead out of my water?
6. Can you test my water for me?
7. Where can I learn more about lead in drinking water?