Elevated Levels of Lead Found in Hancock Homes and Businesses
Recent drinking water quality monitoring conducted by the Village of Hancock Water Department has found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some homes and buildings in the Village of Hancock. Although the primary sources of the lead exposure are lead based paint and lead-contaminated dust or soil, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 10-20% of a persons potential exposure to lead may come from drinking water.
Here are some steps to take to reduce your exposure to lead in your drinking water:
Run your water for 10-30 seconds to flush out lead.
Use only cold water for cooking and preparing baby formula.
Do NOT boil water to get rid of lead. It doesn't work.
Look for other alternative ways to get your drinking water or water treatments.
For more information call (607) 637-5341.