Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry Fact Sheet.
Purewaterdc.com is a site launched by concerned D.C. residents, and
it includes an online petition.
U.S. EPA site with Lead in Drinking Water Notice for D.C. Residents
Read the Lead Statistics indicating numbers of homes
and children affected, among other important vital data.
testimony of Ronald Schwartz, National Policy Coordinator, Clean Water
Action, WASA oversight hearings February 4, 2004.
What do lead, copper and plastic pipes look like? See
See this model lead pipe replacement program financed
through home loans:
See this overview of the EPA sampling protocol which
states must follow:
See this site on the Lead and Copper Rule requirements
that govern lead line replacement, corrosion control programs, reporting,
record-keeping, public education and monitoring requirements.
Read EPA guidance on Lead Testing in schools and day care
The EPA advises the following when repairing or installing
" When repairing or installing new plumbing in old
homes, instruct, in writing, any plumber you hire to use only lead-free
materials. When building a new home, be sure lead-free materials are used.
Before you move into a newly built home, remove all strainers from faucets
and flush the water for at least 15 minutes to remove loose solder or flux
debris from the plumbing. Occasionally, check the strainers and remove any
later accumulation of loose material."