What You Need to Know about Lead in Your Drinking Water

How to Remove Lead from Drinking Water- Clearwater SystemsWith recent events coming to light about the presence of lead in the water sources of several municipalities, we decided to address some of the problems and concerns our customers may have regarding the safety of their drinking water.

How does lead get into water?

Lead can contaminate water through piping, older faucet fixtures or water supply sources. This happens when water is not properly treated with anticorrosive—it picks up lead as it travels through lead pipes or faucets. If you know your home has lead pipes, don’t panic just yet. As long as your water is properly treated, you have nothing to fear.

What Happens When You Consume Lead?

Consuming lead can cause significant health issues such as stunting growth in children, kidney failure, swelling and organ and nervous system damage. Children are especially affected because of their growing bodies. In extreme instances, lead poisoning can be fatal.

What Should I Do if I Think I (or my Child) Have Lead Poisoning?

Lead poisoning is not something that happens overnight. It takes months or even years to build up in your system and start to create symptoms. Consult your doctor or pediatrician for testing immediately if you think you or a loved one could have lead poisoning.

How to Remove Lead from Water

Clearwater offers a variety of drinking water filtration systems that fit your budget and give you and your family the peace of mind knowing you’re drinking safe, clean water. Are you a renter who can’t install a full-house water filtration system? We also deliver clean water right to your door!

Before purchasing a lead water filter, we highly suggest having your water tested. If your test results reveal that your water has an abnormally high amount of lead or you want to make sure your water is safe from future pollution & contaminants, we carry four different products are certified to remove lead, among other contaminants, from your water.

  • MAC 7500 Filter– under the sink filter that removes lead, chlorine, MTBE & VOC
  • A200 Drinking Water System– under the sink reverse osmosis system that removes lead, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chlorine, chromium, copper, fluoride, radium, selenium, TDS, cysts & turbidity
  • K5 Drinking Water System– under the sink reverse osmosis system that removes lead, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chlorine, chromium, copper, fluoride, MTBE, Nitrate, Nitrite, Radium, Selenium, TDS, cysts & turbidity

Does Your Home Need a Lead Water Filter?

Contact us today to set up a water analysis with Clearwater, and we can help you determine whether or not the levels of lead in your drinking water are problematic. We offer a variety of parameters that can be tested for free in the home. As lead requires a certified lab to perform the test, we can coordinate all aspects of this test for a nominal charge of $30. If you purchase drinking water equipment from Clearwater within 30 days of your lead test the $30 charge will be refunded.