FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The City of Fort Wayne says they always aim to provide the highest quality of water, but some older homes are still affected by lead plumbing fixtures.
"City Utilities continues to meet the high standards for the water delivered daily to our homes and businesses. Water produced and distributed from our Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant always meets or is better than state and federal requirements," Frank Suarez said in a statement.
In a recent study of 70 homes, eight of them were found to have high lead levels in their water due to old pipes.
Those owners have been notified and more information was sent to all Fort Wayne water utility customers.
To help any customers who may want to have their water tested, City Utilities has secured a lower cost from their testing partner, Element Materials Technology. That price is $16 per test sample, down from $25.
For a list of more labs that can test your water for lead, click here.
More information on reducing lead risk can be found here: