Lead Mitigation

Where does lead come from?

Lead is seldom found in ground water in levels more than trace quantities. However, it is sometimes found, and poses a risk when present. Most well water with high levels of lead occurs due to man made intrusions. The other source is old infrastructure, such as lead pipes.

What are the health effects of lead?

Children are more at risk than adults for the adverse health effects of lead, including impaired hearing, impaired cognitive functioning, and lack of growth. Damage to brain, kidneys, and bone marrow are also known to occur.

Treatment methods

There are two industry standard lead mitigation systems that are used for residential application in homes with lead particulate.

  • Whole house lead mitigation uses a specifically designed carbon system that uses adsorptive principals to reduce lead in water coming into the house.

  • Point of use Reverse Osmosis for drinking and cooking water. Kinetico RO systems will reduce levels of contaminates to well below the MCL and, in most cases, leaves contaminates undetectable. An RO faucet is added to the kitchen sink and the refrigerator if applicable.