What is the city doing about this issue?

The city has multiple strategies for working on this issue, which include:

Sharing information. Through this advisory and other community engagement efforts, the city is committed to sharing information that can help residents understand sources of lead in tap water, its potential health effects, and how to reduce exposure to it.

Increasing sampling. The city will double its community sampling efforts over the next year in order to provide additional information to the state.

Locating lead. In order to build an accurate inventory of lead service lines, the Department of Public Services is encouraging homeowners to report their service line materials through an online form. The online form can be found at romi.gov/wsld

Removing lead. Starting next year, the city will begin replacing lead service lines at a rate of 7% per year.

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1. How does lead get into tap water?
2. How can I protect myself from lead in water?
3. Is there a simple way to see if I have lead service line in my home?
4. What are health concerns from lead exposure?
5. What is the city doing about this issue?
6. Where can I get my water tested?
7. What educational resources are available?
8. What does this “Action Level” exceedance and advisory mean?
9. Where can I get information to better understand drinking water filters?
10. Can you explain how to use a PUR faucet filter that is certified to reduce lead in drinking water?
11. I've heard my drinking water faucet has an aerator. What is it?
12. Can my home be part of the community-wide sampling plan?
13. Who do I contact for more information?