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Having clean drinking water is one of the most important things to have in life. Your water for drinking or cooking and even bathing should be free from harmful chemicals such as lead. Any traces or exposure to lead in your water supply could have a dangerous effect on your health and wellbeing.

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Lead exposure was found to be present in older style properties, particularly in the use of lead solder. It was typical to have lead pipes in homes and commercial properties. In Australia, the use of lead-based solder on pipes for drinking water was banned in 1989.

According to the Australian Standard A s 3500 Part 1.2 (1998) The Australian Standard AS 3500 Part 1.2 (1998) 'National Plumbing and Drainage – Water Supply – Acceptable Solutions' effectively prohibits the use of lead based solders by providing that soft solder shall "not contain more than 0.1% lead by weight". You can find more information in the Plumbing Code of Australia.

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How do you reduce lead in water?

The best way to reduce levels of lead in your water is to remove the pipes and fixtures and replacing them with a lead-free system. Your local plumbing team can help you supply and replace your faucets and pipes to the best lead reduction options. Even though you can eliminate the source of lead in your property, unfortunately, you are not able to control the quality of water in your Municipal. It is up to your Municipal to regularly test the water quality in your city. They are to ensure the lead levels are 'safe'.

Can you filter lead out of drinking water?

To have more control over your drinking water by installing a water filtration system. They can effectively remove lead from water and improve the quality of water at your property.

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How do water filters work?

There are many different water filters you can choose from depending on your home or office and where the filter will be located.

Mechanical

Basic mesh or ceramic filter which physically removes sediment as it passes through a fixture.

Absorption

This method uses carbon which is great at trapping chemicals and harsh impurities.

Sequestration

Is when a chemical is effectively isolated from the water.

Ion Exchange

This process is used to soften hard water by exchanging ions such as magnesium and calcium which are found in hard water, to sodium and hydrogen ions. It removes hard minerals.

Reverse Osmosis

RO (Reverse Osmosis) uses the process of dissolving inorganic solids calcium ions.

You can contact your plumbing specialists to help you find the best water filter system for your needs. They can help reduce lead and keep your household in great health. It is always recommended to inspect the quality of your pipes to keep them in the best condition.

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