We removed all known lead service lines in the 1980s and have been replacing brass meters with lead-free meters since 2002. However, some homes and commercial buildings in San Francisco may have increased levels of lead in their tap water caused by deterioration of plumbing materials that contain lead.
SEE how to identify and purchase lead-free faucets.
San Francisco residents may request a sampling kit and analysis for $25.00 per tap by calling 3-1-1. WIC participants can request a free lead test. This tap water sampling is conducted by the resident according to lead and copper sampling protocol provided by the SFPUC. We will pick up the collected sample, conduct analysis and provide results to the resident.
Please complete the Lead Analysis Application and send it along with your payment ($25.00 per tap) to:
SFPUC Water Quality Division
Environmental Services Section
Attn: Lead Program Coordinator
1657 Rollins Road
Burlingame, CA 94010