Lead Testing

1/26/2016

 

Patoka Lake Regional Water and Sewer District takes its responsibility to protect customers from lead exposure seriously. The Environmental Protection Agency has strict regulations limiting the concentration of lead and copper in drinking water. Lead and copper enter the drinking water primarily through corrosion of household plumbing materials.

 

The Patoka Lake Regional Water and Sewer District have been sampling selected homes since 1992 to meet EPA requirements. Every three years, the District conducts lead tests at thirty residences in our system. These residences use copper pipe in their plumbing systems and therefore are more vulnerable to lead intrusion. The EPA action level for lead is .015mg/L. In 2014, the last time testing was conducted; the three highest samples in our system were .011mg/L, .0065mg/L, and .0057mg/L.

 

Patoka Lake Regional Water and Sewer District uses Eurofins laboratory in South Bend, Indiana for lead testing. Anyone can contact them for testing. Eurofins Eaton Analytical, Inc. is the largest potable water testing laboratory in the US, with over 100,000 combined square feet of laboratory space and nearly 200 qualified staff at their Monrovia (CA) and South Bend (IN) facilities.

 

Eurofins South Bend Laboratory

110 South Hill Street

South Bend, IN 46617(574)

233-4777

 

Anyone who has concerns about the quality of their water can contact their county health department. Your local health department can also provide water testing information.

 

Crawford County

715 Judicial Plaza Dr,

English, IN 47118

(812) 338-3358

 

Dubois CountyPhone:

(812) 481-7050

1187 S St Charles St

Jasper, IN 47546

 

Orange County

(812) 723-7131

205 E Main Street

Paoli, Indiana 47454

 

If you have further questions or concerns about lead, you may contact Indiana State Department of Health Family Help Line (800) 433-0746 or the Indiana Lead and Healthy Homes Program (317) 233-1250.