Annual Reports on Water Quality
Is There Lead in Our Water?
Knowing if there is lead in their water is the main concern of everyone today. The Chesterfield Township DPW prides itself in saying that we have no lead service lines in our township. From 2000 to 2005 we completed a meter change-out within our system, to enable us to upgrade our system to an automatic meter reading system. Inspecting water service lines was a part of the water meter installation process. In the 6-year span it took us to change out all of the meters, we determined that none of the water service lines in our system are lead.
While the new standard is no-lead for all products, there is a possibility there is lead within your home. Solder that was used to join water pipes together had lead in it at one time. Also, many water fixtures, like faucets or shower heads may contain very small amounts of lead.
How Often Does Chesterfield Township Test Their Water?
Chesterfield Township adheres to all of the protocol that the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) require. The Lead and Copper Rule requires that we test for lead and copper annually. We have a 0 ppb result from our sampling; the best result you can have.
|Unit||ppb (parts per billion)||ppm (parts per milion)|
|Health Goal (MCLG)||0||1.3|
|Action Level (AL)||0||0.1|
|90th Percentile Value||0||0.1|
|Number of Samples Over AL||0||0|
|Major Sources in Drinking Water||Corrosion of household plumbing system; erosion of natural deposits||Corrosion of household plumbing system; erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives|