Drinking water tests for lead

The Town of Hampstead regularly tests drinking water for lead and other contaminants at municipality taps. The results of this testing program, over the past years, have shown that the water quality in Hampstead had consistently met Provincial drinking water quality norms and Health Canada Guidelines.

The water distribution network in Hampstead has no known lead pipes and water quality is excellent in the Town.

Older homes built prior to the early ‘60s may have lead pipes inside the home.  Home owners of older houses  are encouraged to test their water. If the test result shows the presence of lead then the home owners should consider replacing any lead pipes or taking appropriate action to monitor and control the level of lead in its drinking water.