No. Padre Dam has been monitoring the drinking water for lead since the EPA's Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) went into effect in 1991. Specific homes within our service area are selected for testing every three years per EPA LCR guidelines. Water samples are collected inside each selected residence at the tap so that the customer's plumbing is tested along with the service line delivering water to the house. There are minimal lead service lines within the Padre Dam service area and Padre Dam has never taken a sample with results exceeding the allowable level set by the EPA LCR.
Padre Dam has a consistent record of either meeting or exceeding all state and federal drinking water regulations, which further highlights our commitment to providing our customers with exceptional quality drinking water.