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

Unsafe Plumbing Systems Determined to Have Spread Coronavirus

Unsafe Plumbing Systems Determined to Have Spread Coronavirus Health officials have confirmed that inefficient plumbing design played a role in spreading the outbreak of the coronavirus in certain high-rise buildings in Hong Kong. Available information has made clear that air containing infected fecal matter was discharged into separate apartment units as a result of an … more

Permeation