Lead Found In Water In Some Columbus Homes

(Columbus) Columbus Water and Light says lead has been found in the drinking water of some homes in the city. The levels are said to be above Environmental Protection Agency action limits. Officials with Columbus Water say their source water, water mains, and finished drinking water do not contain lead. They say the lead is being found in homes built before 1950, which are more likely to have lead pipes. Homes built prior to 1984 could have lead solder. When water is in contact with pipes, service lines, and plumbing containing lead for several hours, lead may ‘leach’ into the drinking water. The public is invited to call Columbus Water [at 623-5912] to arrange for an appointment if assistance in needed in determining the type of water service is in your home. More information is at www.columbuswaterandlight.com.