Protect Your Family from Lead in Drinking Water

Water that leaves a water treatment plant does not contain lead. However, through corrosion, lead can leach into water and flow from your faucet. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that homes built before 1986 are more likely to have lead in the plumbing system.

The sources of this contamination include corrosion in the service line connecting your home to the city’s water main along with corrosion in plumbing within the home. Leaching from these two sources can result in lead reaching the water flowing from your faucets.

The Dangers of Lead.

Lead can impact almost every organ and system in your body. Exposure to high lead levels can severely impair mental function and cause damage to the kidneys. Pregnant/nursing women and children under the age of six are most vulnerable.

Lead can impact almost every organ and system in your body. Exposure to high lead levels can severely impair mental function and cause damage to the kidneys. Pregnant/nursing women and children under the age of six are most vulnerable.

Is Your Home at Risk?

The City of Evanston has already replaced much of the lead piping in water mains and piping to the residential service valve. However, it is estimated that over 10,000 private homes still have water service flowing through lead pipes.

City Partnering with Homeowners

In order to eliminate lead piping into residences, homeowners can participate in the City’s Lead Service Line Replacement Program. To qualify, the homeowner must first contract with a certified plumber to replace the part of the line that is the homeowner’s responsibility – from the service valve in the parkway into the home. Payment to the certified plumber is the responsibility of the homeowner. Upon notifying the City that this work has been completed, the City will replace the line from the service valve to the water main at no extra charge.

To ease the financial burden on the homeowner, the City of Evanston offers an interest-free loan program where the loan is repaid with monthly charges as part of the homeowner’s water bill. Complete details are available online at www.cityofevanston.org. . It’s easy. It’s partnering.

The Flader Solution

Flader Plumbing is uniquely prepared to assist homeowners in replacing lead piping. We’ve been serving families in Evanston and addressing their plumbing needs for a century. We’re still family owned and conveniently located on Central Street.

When replacing lead piping, we know the territory, avoid the common pitfalls and secure the appropriate permits. We also replace the service valve and comply will all requirements of the City’s Replacement Program. Replacing dangerous, corroding lead pipes in your yard can usually be completed in a few hours.

Plus, we’re also able to inspect the plumbing and piping within your home. We can replace old faucets and fittings that, while labeled ‘lead-free’, may contain as much as 8% lead. We’ll bring your home up to the standards of the Drinking Water Act of 2014 limiting lead to a negligible 0.25%. Then, we’ll flush all your faucets, check aerators, your icemaker, and any filtered water dispenser. It will keep your family safe while adding value to your home.

Comprehensive Services

Only Flader Plumbing combines responsiveness, best materials as well as parts, the best-certified technicians, and 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Residents, businesses, and the City of Evanston have been trusting Flader to address their plumbing and sewer needs for a century. We’re still family owned and operated. Our uniformed technicians arrive on time, listen to your questions, recommend the right solution, and deliver as promised.

The Flader Difference

  • The most responsive service.
  • Emergency service 24/7
  • Only the most dependable materials and parts are used.
  • Personal attention from the best-certified technicians.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
  • Family owned, operated, and trusted for 100-years.

Flader is committed to lifelong relationships with the community.

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