Lead & Copper
PBCWUD performs rigorous testing to verify that the water leaving the PBCWUD water treatment plants is in compliance with EPA Regulations, ensuring the safety and well-being of all consumers.
Lead may be found in tap water, which typically can be traced to lead and copper in plumbing materials and service lines. PBCWUD is responsible for providing high-quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of plumbing materials used in plumbing components, which may contain lead in older pipes, fixtures, and valves.
If your home or business plumbing system contains lead piping or lead-soldered pipes, here are some steps you can take to continue the lead protection provided by PBCWUD:
Use cold water.
Flush the tap.
Clean faucet aerators.
Make smart repairs.
Have your water tested after any plumbing work.