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Old 01-14-2010, 07:50 PM
 
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We just moved here and wondered how safe the water is here. I did min. research but saw the concern of high levels of lead in the water. Does anyone have any information on this and/or a site to direct me to regarding it?

Thanks!
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Durham
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One of my posts in this thread has info on free testing available:

Durham - water quality?
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:40 AM
 
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I haven't heard of any problems since I have lived here. (More like this: I haven't heard of anyone dieing in the past 4 years b/c of the water in Durham)
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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We just moved here and wondered how safe the water is here. I did min. research but saw the concern of high levels of lead in the water. Does anyone have any information on this and/or a site to direct me to regarding it?

Thanks!
I've been drinking it for 10 years and haven't grown a tail or anything.
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:49 AM
 
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I drink Durham Tap water daily, and I don't mind it at all. I've been drinking tap water my whole life (except when visiting other countries) and will continue to do so. So many studies have shown that most tap water is better (i.e. less crap in it) than some bottled waters!
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:04 AM
 
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I just heard from a coworker that keeps track of stuff like this that Durham has a great water treatment plant and is better than the surrounding cities based on what is found in the water after it is treated.

I wouldn't worry anything about the water.
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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I've been drinking it for 10 years and haven't grown a tail or anything.

Yeah, thanks I didn't think that I was concerned with the levels of lead bc we have a child. No, it doesn't grow tails but can cause brain damage
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Old 01-17-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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I just heard from a coworker that keeps track of stuff like this that Durham has a great water treatment plant and is better than the surrounding cities based on what is found in the water after it is treated.

I wouldn't worry anything about the water.

Thank you. Has this then improved since the reports of high amts of lead in the water?
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:38 PM
 
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Thank you. Has this then improved since the reports of high amts of lead in the water?
Where did you hear about high amounts of lead?
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:45 AM
 
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While the water in Durham's treatment plant might be lead free (honestly I don't know), the cities pipes and your home's pipes sending the water to your faucet might be the problem. Older homes, older water pipes often times had heavy amounts of lead in them.
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