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What to Do if You Have Lead Plumbing

Cleveland Water takes several steps to reduce lead in our system and keep your water safe, including treatment optimization, regular monitoring, and engineering controls. These efforts have been successful at reducing the potential for exposure to lead from water.

How to Check for Lead Plumbing in Your Home

Like many older water systems, some homes and businesses in the Cleveland Water system may have lead service lines or plumbing that contains lead. We take the risks associated with lead pipes seriously. 

What We Do About Lead: Engineering

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Cleveland Water is lead-free when it leaves our treatment plants and our water mains are not made from lead. However, some older service lines and connections do contain lead. We proactively replace all lead city-owned service lines and connections during water main repair and replacement projects.

What We Do About Lead: Monitoring

Cleveland Water has been regularly monitoring lead levels at customer’s taps since 1992 in compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and Ohio's Lead and Copper Rules. These rules require public water systems to monitor drinking water in homes that are known to have lead and copper in their plumbing systems. Monitoring ensures that our corrosion control techniques are successful at keeping lead from leaching into drinking water.

What We Do About Lead: Water Treatment

At Cleveland Water, we take the risks associated with lead in drinking water seriously. That is why we have optimized our water treatment process to help protect you and your family from the risks associated with lead pipes.