By law, municipalities have to test the water and report to consumers once a year Some years ago when we built our new house, our town, as a routine part of the permit-approval process, asked if we would help with its water-testing each year - they provided an empty bottle once a year, and we filled the bottle from the kitchen tap first thing in the morning, after not using the tap for at least eight hours - eventually we would get a written report back on the quality of the water, alwasy well within drinkable standards - this went along fine for several years, until it became impossible for us to participate anymore (I think my daughter graduated college and got a job which meant she was up and using the sink before the required time had elapsed) - that year when the sample bottle arrived, I placed it back on the porch empty, with a note saying we wouldn't be participating again - sure enough, about a month later we got a fine written report on our water (non) sample, saying all was well - I called the water department about this strange event, and of course got a runaround about how the lab must have mixed up the samples - so much for municiple water tests......
To: Intolerant in NJ
That would be the Lead and Copper test. It’s more of a test to see how the water reacts with your pipes and fixtures. If the water is acidic, it can leach pb and cu from the plumbing. I doubt that you have lead solder joints. Fixtures seem to be more of a problem. We add a small amount of phosphate to our water to adjust the ph, Always let the water run for a few seconds to clear out the water that has been sitting in the fixture. Do this for yourself, and for you pets.
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