There are utility supplied lead drinking water pipes in the ground all over older New Orleans. We find lead drinking water on about 20% of our tests. It is also possible there could be high lead levels in your water as a result of materials used in your home’s plumbing. Infants and children who drink water containing lead in excess of the action level could experience delays in their physical or mental development. Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning disabilities. Adults who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure.
We can properly take a drinking water sample and send it to a lab with real scientists for testing. We are ready to take a water test on any inspection, just request it.