Does Sugar Land's water systems have lead service lines?

Currently, in Sugar Land, we have no known lead service lines. Water system records do not indicate any lead service lines in the portion of the distribution system owned by the city. However, to achieve compliance with new EPA regulations, we must verify whether lead materials are in any of the city-owned and customer-owned portions of each service line connected to the water systems. This inventory will be completed by October 2024, and it will be made available to the public on the city’s website.

To complete this inventory, city staff are conducting an extensive review of all historical records pertaining to the water systems. Staff are also collecting data on service line materials during normal operations, such as repair and replacement of service lines and meters. Staff may also need to perform visual inspections of the meter box or perform minor excavation near the meter box to identify the materials on both side of the meter. 

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1. What is lead?
2. What are the risks of lead exposure?
3. Are there some homes and businesses that are at a higher risk of having lead service lines or plumbing?
4. How can I tell if my home or business has lead plumbing?
5. Does Sugar Land's water systems have lead service lines?
6. Will I be notified if my service line is suspected to contain lead?
7. What has Sugar Land done to limit residents' exposure to lead?
8. What can I do to reduce or eliminate lead from my drinking water?
9. How can I get my water tested?
10. Where can I find additional information on lead in drinking water?