Anti-corrosion chemical present in supplied water
Suez is working on water acidity. Thus, it helps in increasing the anti-corrosion chemical in water. However, the latest effort of the company is reducing the amount of lead leaching in drinking water of Hudson and Bergen.
Primarily, the company is changing the chemistry of water. However, it is increasing the level of lead to around 19 parts per billion more than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
In August, the pH of water is increasing to around 7.6 to 7.9. Moreover, Suez is increasing the zinc orthophosphate dosage. Thus, the chemical is providing the coating of lead pipes for protection to several parts per million.
Suez is spending several years in searching for the correct balance of zinc orthophosphate and pH. Hence it helps in keeping the lead on pouring the valve of the homeowner and removes various lead service pipes.
Absence of corrosion control is blaming for important level of lead in Michigan and Newark. Thus, the cases are shining the spotlight on the quality issues of water.
Chief Chemist, Andrea McElroy, Suez claims that adjustments are the primary monitors of the company. However, it is determining the combination of anti-corrosion chemicals and acidity is reducing the level of lead in the system. Thus, it is serving around 7, 60,000 people.
Haworth-based division spokeswoman, Debra Vial claims that changes are depending on the analysis of water changing with the season. Hence, it is carrying out the examination of pipes from the ground and complete testing of the distribution system.
Different scientists claim that there is no safe level of lead in drinking water. However, metal is present in the body and is affecting the development of young children.
Lead contamination is occurring from sources such as old lead service lines transporting water from the street. It is also consisting of the plumbing fixtures of old lead in the home.
However, the company is increasing the standard of EPA with around 15 parts per billion. Thus, it is not taking the major action where documents are available by New Jersey.
EPA mentions that there should be no lead in the drinking water. However, the agency needs the providers of water on taking the action where concentrations of lead are increasing by 16 parts per billion.