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3 cheap ways to see if your water has high lead

Posted at 4:08 PM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-26 23:16:39-04
First we heard about Flint, Michigan.
 
Now we're hearing about places around the country with high lead levels in their water.
 
So, what about your water? Do you have lead pipes?
 
If you don't know, take a coin and scratch the water pipe coming into your home near the meter.  
 
If it's lead, it will be soft, easy to scrape down to shiny silver. 
 
Steel, copper, or plastic will not scrape down to silver.
 
Also, you can buy cheap water test kits for lead and other minerals.
 
And check out your cities water testing results.
 
Here are links to results for Scottsdale, Glendale, Phoenix and Mesa.
 
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Need my help? Call the Assistance League of Phoenix volunteers at 1-855-323-1515. You can also send me an email, or a video email where you attach a video explaining the problem.
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