You can request a free kit through the Free Residential Lead Testing Program to test your drinking water for high levels of lead. Lead usually enters drinking water when plumbing that contains lead corrodes. Lead does not have any color or smell. You can file a water complaint if your drinking water is not clear (has color) or has an odor or smell.
The City will test your drinking water sample only for lead and nothing else. This kit is for use in private residences only. It cannot be used to meet the lead testing requirements of 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 separate requests for each apartment.