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U.S. EPA recommends sending samples to a certified laboratory for analysis. Testing costs between $15.00 and $100.00. Carefully follow the directions of the certified laboratory for collecting the water sample and collect the sample from the faucets where you drink.
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After the City of Wichita has completed the inventory of service lines in late 2024, customers who are believed to have a lead service line will be notified. In the meantime, visit the EPA’s guidance on checking your service lines for lead here: Protect Your Tap: A Quick Check for Lead | US EPA and contact us if you believe that you have a lead service line. Take the survey.
Property owners are not required to remove or replace lead plumbing on private property. However, because lead contamination of drinking water often results from corrosion of the plumbing materials on private property, the EPA recommends replacement to ensure the risk is eliminated.