Lead and Drinking Water - Free test kits available

Water Treatment Plant staff have responded to many water customer requests for lead samples over the past year. Of the 25 homes, churches and day care facilities tested in Lake Oswego in 2016 at the owners request, all samples have been below the US Environmental Protection Agency action level of 15 parts per billion and the majority have had no detectable lead in the water.

The main source of lead in drinking water is typically from household plumbing or components associated with service lines. The City offers free lead testing to its water customers. If you are concerned about the levels of lead in your home, you can pick up a test kit and instructions at the 3rd floor reception desk at City Hall.  For questions about lead testing or your drinking water, call the Water Treatment Plant at 503-635-0394.