The water leaving the City of Durham’s water treatment plants is lead free. We test the water each day to confirm it is high quality. Lead can enter drinking water by leaching from lead pipes that connect some older homes (pre-1988) to the water system, a process called corrosion.
Lead in drinking water can also come from household plumbing such as brass or chrome-plated brass faucets that contain lead. If you think you may have lead in your water, you can request a free lead test kit by:
- Calling Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200