Plumbing contractors are responsible
for the water lines that branch off from the city water mains.
Once the water travels through this plumbing the owner is responsible
for the upkeep of the plumbing; sometime the tenant is also responsible
if it is stated somehow in his/her lease. In order to inform
the public on lead in the drinking water supply you must be able
to answer the following questions in your presentation:
What types of materials are pipes
for drinking water made from?
How are pipes connected to one
another? What material?
Which types of plumbing materials
are possible contributors of lead to drinking water?
How does water pressure affect
the flow of a stream of water? Does this contribute to the concentration
of lead in that household plumbing? If so, how?
What happens to water that sits
in pipes for a certain amount of time?
What do the current codes for
installing plumbing specify today to prevent lead seeping into
the water supply?
What measures can be taken to
lessen/prevent the amount of lead that might be found in a household?
Are there any products on the market that might be available
to consumers to lessen lead concentration? Make a list of the
possible remedies for plumbing that is contributing lead to the
drinking water supply for a home. Present this as a visual aid
breaking down the solutions according to price range; high cost,
medium cost, or low cost to the consumer.