What if I have an older home?

If you have an older home or business built prior to 1985, there is a possibility you could have pipes with lead solder. Lead in tap water usually comes from the corrosion of older fixtures or from the solder that connects pipes.Plumbing from the water meter to and through your home, apartment, or business is considered the customer’s private line and we do not have knowledge regarding what kind of pipes or solder your builder used. King County banned lead based plumbing materials in 1985.

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1. How do I know if there is lead in my drinking water?
2. How do Seattle Public Utilities and Woodinville Water District reduce lead exposure in our drinking water?
3. What if I have an older home?