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June 8, 2007
City releases clarification on lead tests offered to residents
To request free testing for lead in their drinking water, residents must call the Water Quality Lab at 416-392-2894.

Note: no other Toronto Water number can take these requests.

When calling the lab, residents must provide:

- name
- full address
- closest major intersection
- phone number

Requests for testing cannot be added to the waiting list unless all information listed above is provided.

Lead contamination of drinking water is only a concern in homes built prior to 1955. If a home was built before 1955, a resident can request free water testing. If a home was built later, the water supply should not come in contact with lead pipes.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Andrea Gonsalves, Senior Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-4310



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