Statement on Lead in RLMA Drinking Water
Recent news accounts about lead contamination of drinking water in Flint, Michigan may lead to concerns about lead in your drinking water. Red Lion Municipal Authority (RLMA) customers can be confident the drinking water they receive is safe and does not have dangerous levels of lead.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) regulates the quality of drinking water in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Because of potential sugnificant health concerns, PADEP requires drinking water suppliers to periodically measure the amount of lead in drinking water at the point where it is consumed - in customers' homes. RLMA is required to make these measurements every three years by sampling and testing the water from over 30 residences. The results are reported immediately to PADEP. The last time this testing was conducted in the RLMA system was in 2013. The results were clean with no detectable lead in any of the 30+ samples tested. PADEP requirements are for all samples to be within the 90 percentile. The next round of testing for lead in RLMA's water will be later this year, 2016.
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