failed attempt to replace old lead pipes and bring lead free water to
over 15,000 homes in the Washington, D.C. area has left the city
scrambling for their water filters
as The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority have reported the
water running through these old pipes are contaminated with dangerous
levels of lead.
to replace these pipes were carried out only in select areas and after
testing out the replacement pipes, the Center for Disease Control and
Prevention reported its findings to the District of Columbia Water and
Sewer Authority stating that these replacement pipes were not solving
contaminated with dangerous levels of lead is particularly harmful to
children and to women who are nursing or who are pregnant. The District
of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority is offering complimentary service
to test water in residents homes and are suggesting all residents who
haven�t replaced pipes to do so.
Water filtration systems
are strongly suggested in addition to the replacing pipes. Residents
who live within the Washington D.C. area who are renting and/or who do
not have the financial means to replace pipes are encouraged to contact
the The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. All residents,
again especially homes with young children or nursing or pregnant women,
are strongly encouraged to utilize external water filtration systems.