Residents who live in homes built before the mid-1950s can submit a tap water sample to the City for testing, free of charge, to help determine the amount of lead in the water.
Prior to the mid-1950s, lead was commonly used to build pipes that deliver water from the street into residential homes. Lead pipes were not used in apartment and other buildings with more than six units, regardless of age. Lead is too soft to handle the pressure needed for these types of buildings.
There is a temporary change to the lead testing kit distribution and collection process due to COVID-19. The current process is as follows:
If you need to speak with someone, please call 416-392-7000.