Lead Removal and Your Drinking Water
Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. While it has some beneficial uses, it can be toxic to humans and animals, causing health effects. Lead can enter drinking water when plumbing materials that contain lead corrode. The most common sources of lead in drinking water are lead pipes, faucets, and fixtures. Lead pipes are more likely to be found in older cities and homes built before 1986. If you are noticing any signs of lead in your drinking water Kinetico has state of the art lead removal systems for drinking water.
Why Remove Lead from Drinking Water?
Lead is a toxic metal that can be harmful to human health even at low exposure levels. While lead can harm all of us it is particularly harmful to children. Young children, infants, and fetuses are more vulnerable to lead because the physical and behavioral effects of lead occur at lower exposure levels in children han in adults. A dose of lead that would have little effect on an adult can have a significant effect on a child. If you fear you have lead in your drinking water contact Kinetico for a water assessment to determine your need for lead removal.
Lead Removal Methods
There are two industry-standard lead mitigation systems that are used for residential application in homes with lead particulate.
- Whole-house lead mitigation with a specifically designed carbon system that uses adsorptive principals to reduce lead in the water coming into your home.
- Point-of-use Reverse Osmosis for drinking and cooking water. Kinetico RO systems will reduce levels of contaminants to well below the MCL and, in most cases, leaves contaminaants undetectable. An RO faucet is added to the kitchen sink and the refrigerator, when applicable.