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  • For Immediate Release: March 24, 2004
  • EPA expands website for lead in Washington, D.C. water
    Contact:Roy Seneca 215-814-5567
    PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has expanded its website on lead in the District of Columbia drinking water to include new links and information for consumers.

    The website is located at http://www.epa.gov/dclead .

    According to the most recent information available, elevated levels of lead in District of Columbia drinking water are due to increased water corrosivity, and are aggravated in some homes by the presence of lead service lines.

    This site contains specific information on how to have water tested, special precautions that should be taken, potential health effects, and contact information for concerned customers.

    Customers also may call EPA’s safe drinking water hotline for general information on lead. The number is 800-426-4791.