What can I do to reduce or eliminate lead from my drinking water?

The City of Laramie is only responsible for water from city service lines to a utility meter. The City is not responsible for the variety of plumbing equipment inside a home or business. However, there are some steps that you can take to reduce your risk: 

1. Flush your tap water by letting the water run for several minutes if it has been sitting in your pipes for several hours, such as first thing in the morning or upon returning from work.

2. Use only cold water for drinking, cooking, or preparing baby formula.

3. Remove and clean faucet screens or aerators.

4. Use a filter certified to remove lead.

5. When replacing plumbing components or faucets, make sure the products have been tested and certified to “lead-free” standards.

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1. What is Lead?
2. What are the risks of Lead Exposure?
3. Are there some structures that have an increased risk of having lead service lines or plumbing?
4. How can I tell if my homes or business has lead plumbing?
5. Does Laramie have lead water service lines?
6. Will I be notified if my service line is suspected to have lead?
7. What has Laramie done to help reduce resident's exposure to Lead?
8. What can I do to reduce or eliminate lead from my drinking water?
9. How can I get my water tested for lead?
10. Where can I find additional information about lead and drinking water?