The ongoing water situation in Flint, Michigan, has many people questioning how safe their water is at home.
Experts say there are things you can do to make sure it is.READ MORE: New Trial Begins For 83-Year-Old Ohio Man Who Spent 45 Years In Prison
Start by calling your local water supplier and asking for their latest consumer confidence report. Lead levels should be below 15 parts per billion.
You can test the water yourself. Buy a “testing kit” from any home improvement store.READ MORE: Congressman Glenn Thompson Released From Walter Reed Hospital After Receiving Treatment For COVID-19
Then, make sure to use “first draw water,” that’s the very first water that comes out of your pipes after sitting overnight.
Send the samples to a certified lab.MORE NEWS: Deer Tests Positive For Chronic Wasting Disease In Jefferson County
Find more tips from the CDC by visiting their website here: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/