You can request a free kit to test your drinking water for lead through the Free Residential Lead Testing Program. Lead does not have any color, odor, or taste.
The Department of Environmental Protection will send you a test kit with instructions for collecting a sample of your drinking water. The kit comes with a pre-paid label to send it to a laboratory for lead analysis, and the results will be mailed to you within 30 days of the sample being tested.
This kit is for use in residences only and cannot be used to meet the lead testing requirements for day care centers or other businesses.
You can order only one kit at a time. If you are a landlord who wants to order more than one kit for your building, you must make a separate request for each apartment.