Lead & Copper Control

DiHydro's Corrosion Control Program helps minimize Lead & Copper in drinking water, without the expense and disruption of repiping


Lead can enter a water supply system from fittings, valves, or pipe connections that are made of materials that contain lead. Other sources include drinking fountains with lead-lined tanks, or private wells constructed with lead materials.

According to the EPA,

"Lead can enter drinking water when plumbing materials that contain lead corrode, especially where the water has high acidity or low mineral content that corrodes pipes and fixtures. The most common sources of lead in drinking water are lead pipes, faucets, and fixtures. Lead pipes are more likely to be found in older cities and homes built before 1986.  Among homes without lead service lines, the most common problem is with brass or chrome-plated brass faucets and plumbing with lead solder."

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Lead can be harmful to everyone's health, especially to children and people who are pregnant. You cannot see, taste, or smell lead in drinking water. Lead poisoning happens when too much lead gets into the body.

High levels of lead can cause...

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Copper can be found in groundwater and surface water used for drinking water. It can enter into the water supply system from corrosion o f household plumbing and water fixtures. High copper concentrations in local drinking water are mostly a result of corrosive water leaching copper from the plumbing lines. While it does not pose a threat to humans in trace amounts, it can cause a metallic or bitter taste in drinking water.

High levels of copper can cause...


DiHydro's Corrosion Control Program helps prevent and control high levels of lead and copper in drinking water without the expense and disruption of repiping. Our cost-effective program prevents lead and copper leeching from piping systems and entering the water supply by sealing the inner walls of the piping system. The continuous, safe, NSF-approved treatment reduces bacteria and other contaminates while protecting the piping system from corrosion and erosion.