As part of a nationwide initiative, water systems are asking people to look at their pipes and report their results, regardless of what they find. Knowing where lead lines are is just as important as knowing where they are not.
Drinking water is free of lead when it leaves the water treatment plant. However, water can absorb lead if it travels through lead pipes on its way to your faucet. The majority of South Dakota water pipes are free of lead, but we need to find where lead lines still exist so they can be removed.