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: Five Month Closure Of Fort Duquesne Boulevard Begins This Week
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: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
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: Ohio River Boulevard Reopens Following Crash
Find more tips from the CDC by visiting their website here: http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/