Water Concerns Across America

If you have been watching the news this year there is no doubt that you have heard about the concerns about the quality of our water system. In Detroit, there was amounts of lead in the water that far exceeded the safe zone and many communities beyond those in Michigan and across our great nation have voiced their concern.
There was a recent article this year in the New Boston Post that explained the situation in simple terms. The article read as quoted,
"“Up until 1986 plumbers were using solders with lead in them,” Labelle said, including on drinking water faucets. “Up until 1992, household water fixtures had lead in them.
“For us it’s not the source but the utilities, the pipes in the ground themselves, that have the lead,” he said. On way to keep lead at a minimum in the water is to reduce its acidity, making it less corrosive."
For Coweta County, our water report can be found on the Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority site. Each county and city is required to provide a health report on their water system.
This particular report states that if present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems,
especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials
and components associated with service lines and home plumbing.
Coweta County Water & Sewerage Authority is responsible for providing high quality  drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components.
When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead
exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or
cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water,  you may wish to have your water tested. "

To ease your mind, there is a water quality test that can be done in your home to determine the quality of the water. The qualified technicians at Water Source Plumbing Service are able to give you the all clear whether you utilize water from the city or a well. Call us today 678-423-8640 or visit us online at our website to set a time for our techs to get your water tested.