Get The Lead Out!
What you need to know about drinking water and Lead Water Service Lines in older homes.
The presence of lead in municipal drinking water is regulated by the Ministry of Environment (MOE). The current safe drinking water standard for lead is 10 micrograms per litre, which is approximately equal to 10 parts per billion (ppb).
How to identify if your water service line is made of lead
Make an Appointment:
The simpliest way to identity if your water service line contains lead is to schedule a lead water sample. Although quick self inspection tests are helpful, identifying the portion of the water service line viewable at your water meter does not necessarily identify what the full length of the service is made of. The collection of a water sample by a City of Guelph Operator is an accurate way to identify whether your water service line contains lead.
To Schedule a Free Appointment:
Please contact the City of Guelph Water Services at 519-822-1260 x 2263 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you suspect you may have a lead service line viewable at your water meter, you can also perform a quick self inspection of your pipes. The following link displays pictures and techniques on how to identify lead service pipes.
Are you in the lead zone?
The link with the map below indicates potential lead service areas in Guelph. If your home or business is located in the shaded area you may have a lead service. Contact Guelph Waterworks at 519-822-1260 x 2263 or e-mail email@example.com to arrange for a water service inspection.