Lead levels in some of Brandon water supply too high: study
A study showed concerning amounts of lead in some of Brandon's water supply.
Published Friday, February 8, 2013 8:27AM CST
Last Updated Friday, February 8, 2013 8:52AM CST
A study has found lead levels in some of Brandon’s drinking water are above national guidelines.
The provincial study last year measured lead concentrations in tap water to determine the effects of lead-containing solder joints.
The City of Brandon says the survey found some older homes, where the connections were present, had levels higher than was acceptable.
Homes built before 1950 are the most likely to have the connection.
But the city notes the water supply leaving its treatment plant is safe.
The Manitoba pilot project is part of an on-going federal review of national drinking water quality guidelines.