According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), lead in your drinking water is dangerous – particularly to children and pregnant women. Even low blood levels of lead can cause dangerous and long-term damage including slow growth, lower IQ and behavioral problems, and anemia.
Where Lead Comes From
Lead is a naturally occurring element in the earth. Lead can enter your drinking water when plumbing materials begin to corrode – especially in homes built before 1986, according to the EPA. Lead usually enters drinking water from building materials, home plumbing, and service lines.
Is my drinking water safe?
Jersey Shore Area Joint Water Authority works around the clock to provide top quality quality drinking water to seven municipalities in Lycoming and Clinton counties. We provide an annual Consumers’ Confidence Report to demonstrate just how dependable your water is.