Slightly more than 30,000 lead water service lines go to homes and business across the city of Toledo, according to a map the municipality released Friday to comply with state regulations that mandate water systems show what kind of pipes are carrying water.
“That is a typical of a city our age and size,” said Christy Soncrant, the administrator of water distribution for the city. “We stopped installing lead lines in 1948 to 1952 when they were changing from lead to copper. We have so many homes built in the late 1800s to early 1900s with those lead service lines.”
Mr. Soncrant said home and business owners with lead service lines should not be worried about lead contamination.