Help Your Customers Protect Against Lead in Drinking Water

Sharing this short whiteboard animation video recently released by AWWA is a great way to educate your customers about lead contamination

Help Your Customers Protect Against Lead in Drinking Water

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America’s aging sewer and water infrastructure is no secret, and neither is the emerging problem of lead contamination in drinking water. As the public becomes more aware of these issues, easy and effective outreach tools will be of ongoing importance to municipal sewer and water utilities. People may even look to their plumbers to help provide information.

That’s why we’re sharing this three-minute animated whiteboard explainer video recently released by the American Water Works Association. This easily sharable link can help your customers and social media followers learn how to protect their households from the risk of lead in drinking water. The video does a great job of breaking down water distribution at the consumer level, showing how lead gets in tap water, and explaining the steps people can take to reduce risks.

“If we understand how lead gets into drinking water, we’re in a better position to protect our households,” says AWWA CEO David LaFrance. “This simple animation points out where the sources of lead typically are and what steps we can take to protect against exposure. We hope it is shared far and wide to help protect consumers today as we work for a future when lead is no longer in contact with drinking water.”

Consumer information on protecting against lead in drinking water is also available at DrinkTap.orgawwa.org/lead and epa.gov/lead.

Check out the video here:



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