Lead in Water

If your family gets drinking water from a private well, do you know if your water is safe to drink? What health risks could you and your family face?

Lead enters the water (“leaches”) through contact with the plumbing.

Lead leaches into water through:

Corrosion* of

  • Pipes
  • Solder
  • Fixtures and Faucets (brass)
  • Fittings

The amount of lead in your water also depends on the types and amounts of minerals in the water, how long the water stays in the pipes, the amount of wear in the pipes, the water’s acidity and its temperature.

Children ages 6 and under are at the greatest risk. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid exposure to lead to protect their children. Exposure to lead can result in delays in physical and mental development.

SC Property Inspections, LLC provides comprehensive water testing report if requested.  Water quantity and water quality are not tested unless explicitly contracted-for.

 

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