5 questions about getting the lead out of Denver

Mile High Water Talk

No amount of lead in our water is safe. But replacing potentially hazardous lead service lines is no small task.

By Travis Thompson

Lead service lines, like the one pictured here, were initially installed by builders most likely before or during the mid-1950s and are owned by customers. Lead service lines, like the one pictured here, were initially installed by builders most likely before or during the mid-1950s and are owned by customers.

You’ve read about Flint, Michigan, a community in crisis after lead levels spiked following a series of water supply and operational changes.

This tragic failure has sparked a national dialogue on the safety of our drinking water and a positive movement to eliminate the risk of lead.

Many communities across the country are now re-examining their approaches and fixing the problem where they find it, including Denver.

Here are five questions – and answers – about getting the lead out of Denver homes:

  1. Is our drinking water safe?

First, no amount of lead in drinking water is safe.

Last year, Denver…

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