Check and replace your service line. Thousands and thousands of homes in Clifton, Passaic, and Paterson still have customer-owned lead service lines. PVWC offers a low-cost, zero-interest replacement program to help replace customer-owned lead service lines. To find out more, CLICK HERE.
Test your water for elevated lead levels. We offer a free and simple way to find out if lead is present in your drinking water. CLICK HERE to learn how to get your free testing kit.
Check the plumbing in your home. Your local building/code department may be able to provide you with information about building permit records that may contain information about your home’s plumbing materials. For more information, you can CLICK HERE to contact your local municipal office.
Have your children tested. Consult your doctor or call your local health department for advice on testing children. A simple blood test can detect lead.
Learn more about the risks of lead and how to protect your family. When lead enters the body, it can cause damage to the brain and kidneys, and interfere with the production of red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of your body. The greatest risk of lead exposure is to infants, young children, and pregnant women. To learn more about the health risks of lead, CLICK HERE.
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