Lead Information

 

Telford Borough Authority's water mains are not made of lead, but the water lines inside your home may be. To learn more about this and how to test your pipes click on the file below.

In order for us to gain a clearer understanding of the source of any contaminants that may be polluting our water systems. Please send pictures, videos and any findings of the material that your pipes are made of to manager [at] telfordborough.org

For any questions about lead in your water, call us at (215)-723-5000. Our staff will provide information on water testing, safety tips, and replacement options.

 

The Telford Borough Authority (TBA) is committed to ensuring each of our customers has safe, high-quality drinking water that is also compliant with all government standards. TBA routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. 

According to the 2022 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, 0 out of 21 Telford Borough Authority drinking water sites contained enough parts per billion of lead to be above the EPA action level. In the 2022 report, 0 out of 31 of the tested customer taps over a span of 4 months contained enough lead to be above the EPA action level. It was identified in the report that the source of the contaminant was the corrosion of household plumbing systems. DURING 2022, TBA DID NOT VIOLATE ANY DRINKING WATER STANDARDS.

The report provided in 2022, includes details about our water sources and volume, what the water at your tap contains, and how it compares to standards set by our regulating agencies. We are pleased to report that TBA was in complete compliance with all water quality criteria in 2022. We want our customers to be informed about their water quality. To learn more about this report click on the file below.

Telford Borough Authority has engaged with the Horsley Witten Group (HW), Inc. and Eastern Research Group (ERG) to provide technical assistance to the TBA through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) Accelerators Program. TBA's plan includes investigation into whether the municipalities within TBA’s service area have adopted ordinances or plumbing codes that may qualify as a stand-alone record method that prohibits lead service line installation and water system records indicating service line installation/replacement after the ordinance effective date. To read more about TBA's future efforts, visit https://opengov.com/lcrr/ 

Lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. TBA is responsible for providing high-quality drinking water but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to two minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at www.epa.gov/safewater/lead

To read more about lead in drinking water from the Department of Environmental Protection, visit https://www.dep.pa.gov/Citizens/My-Water/PublicDrinkingWater/Pages/Lead-in-Drinking-Water.aspx#.VxFG6jFfdjl