Lead in Drinking Water
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead enters drinking water primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. We are committed to providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in residential plumbing. If you’re concerned that your plumbing may be causing elevated lead and copper levels, contact us at 801.446.2000 for more information. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is also available from EPA at 1-800-426-4791, or www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. Read More
More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency’s Safe Drinking Water hotline at 1-800-426-4791. You may also visit their Web site at www.epa.gov/safewater.
Some people are more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised individuals such as those undergoing chemotherapy, those who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, and some elderly people and infants can be particularly at risk. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care provider.