Denver Acts on Health Concerns over Lead Service Lines, Begins Replacement Process Using Safe, Sustainable Materials

The lead and copper rule was implemented in 1991 in response to the nearly 10 million lead water lines that existed in the US. Today, an estimated 6.1 million lead lines are still in service and are in dire need of replacement; as their existence poses the potential for lead contaminated water crises to the likes of … more

Leaching, Permeation

Water Quality History: The Rise and Fall of Lead Piping

Water Quality History: The Rise and Fall of Lead Piping Lead piping was used in almost every major U.S. city for many plumbing applications in 1900, including to transport drinking water. While material decisions have changed over the years, millions of lead pipes are still in place across America. As demonstrated by Flint, Michigan; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Newark, … more

Leaching