South Corso Italia Residents Association

Many homes in Toronto have been found to have unsafe levels of lead in their drinking water. Here's how to make sure you're protected.

What are the effects of high lead levels in drinking water?

What causes high levels of lead in Toronto tap water?

Before the mid-1950s, the water service pipe that delivers water from the street into each residential home was commonly made of lead. Lead was also used to solder pipes together before 1990, and can be found in leaded-brass fixtures, such as faucets and valves. While passing through these pipes and fixtures, lead can be added to drinking water.

How do I fix this?

The city offers a priority lead pipe replacement program. In order to qualify for the program call 311. They can help you get a kit to test your water.