Lead And Drinking Water

At West Virginia American Water, providing safe, reliable water service is our top priority. Each year, West Virginia American Water invests millions of dollars in upgrading our water infrastructure to support our continued provision of safe and reliable water service to our customers. We employ a proactive, multi-faceted approach to manage the potential exposure to lead as part of our commitment to maintain high-quality water and help protect the health and safety of our customers.

Below you can learn more about the layers of protection West Virginia American Water takes to reduce potential exposure. While the company regularly tests for lead in drinking water and works to keep lead levels below regulated levels through the use of corrosion inhibitors, we are working to remove lead and lead/galvanized piping from service lines.

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Our Approach

We take steps to reduce the potential for lead to leach from your pipes into the water.

Assess & Reduce Exposure

Homes built before 1930 are more likely to have lead plumbing systems.

Contact Us About Lead

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Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for the most frequently asked questions around lead service line replacements.

Pipe Material Information

Here’s a quick guide to help you determine your service line material.

More Resources

Additional resources and videos about lead in drinking water and lead poisoning prevention.