Why are lead pipes harmful?

According to the EPA, CDC, and WHO, lead is a toxic, malleable metal that poses a serious health risk when consumed. Your water is currently safe to use and consume at this time, even if your pipes are lead. The Town of Lexington purchases its water from the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA), which treats the pH and Alkalinity of the water to prevent the precipitation of lead into the water. 

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1. Is my water safe to use and drink?
2. Why are lead pipes harmful?
3. How do I know if I have a lead water service?
4. What is the schedule for the Lead Service Line Removal Project?
5. Is this going to cost me anything?
6. Will my yard be ruined?
7. When is the removal and replacement project going to start?
8. How long will the removal and replacement of the lead services take at my property?
9. Will my water supply be disrupted, and for how long?
10. Will I need to vacate my home during the pipe replacement?
11. How will I be notified of the date and time of my specific replacement?
12. Why are we only fixing the problem now?
13. Is there a potential for damage to my property?
14. Who can I contact for more information?