Health Hazard: Lead Found in Homes in Aurora
Residents of Aurora may have lead in their tap water. A recent study commissioned by the city found that lead was present in homes built before 1961, when lead paint was banned. The city is now working to provide residents with information on how to reduce their exposure to lead, and is also providing free water testing for those who are concerned about the safety of their drinking water.
If you live in Aurora and your home was built before 1961, it is recommended that you have your water tested for lead. You can contact the city to schedule a free water test, or you can purchase a lead testing kit from a hardware store. If you find that your tap water contains lead, there are a few things you can do to reduce your exposure to it:
- Use cold water for drinking and cooking, as lead dissolves more easily in hot water.
- Let the water run for a minute or two before using it, as this will flush out any lead that may be sitting in the pipes.
- Use a filter pitcher or faucet-mounted filter to remove lead from your drinking water.
- Avoid using lead pipes or lead solder in your plumbing.
Upgrade Your Water System
If you have an older home, there’s a good chance that your water system is outdated and may be contaminating your water with lead. Upgrading your water system is the best way to protect yourself and your family from lead exposure.
If you’re thinking about upgrading your water system, contact Colorado Water Purification. We offer a wide range of water filtration and purification products that can remove lead and other contaminants from your water. Give us a call today to learn more about our products and how we can help you have safer, cleaner water.