Does my home contain lead and copper?
Historically, copper piping was very common in homes built over the last 50 years. Older copper piping was also connected using lead tin solder (a soft metal that was melted, then cooled and solidified) and a lead-containing flux which aided in the connection or soldering process. In addition, in many plumbing fixtures such as kitchen or bathroom faucets, lead was added to the metal brass to make it easier to manufacture the faucets. Considering that most homes in Southlake were built within the last 20 years, it is unlikely that lead was used as a piping material for drinking water plumbing. Lead has largely been banned from plumbing fixtures in the United States.

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1. Where does lead and copper found in drinking water come from?
2. How does lead and copper from pipes get into my drinking water?
3. Why is lead and copper testing important?
4. Does my home contain lead and copper?
5. Is there anything I can do to protect myself from high levels of lead or copper dissolved from my own plumbing?
6. How is the water in Southlake tested for lead and copper?
7. How were the sample sites for Southlake testing selected?
8. How can I access the results of lead and copper testing in Southlake?
9. Can I have my home tested for lead and copper?
10. What have Southlake’s lead and copper test results indicated about our water?