In an effort to continually improve the quality of our customer's water supply, Lititz Borough as received approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to change the coagulant used in the water treatment process. The coagulant used at the Borough's water treatment plant assists with the removal of particles in the water, improving water clarity. As part of the PADEP's approval, they are requiring Lititz Borough to conduct additional lead and copper sampling in a manner similar to those performed in the past. This sampling requirement is not in response to any type of water quality violation. It is a normal condition PADEP requires of water systems that change their treatment process; in this case the coagulant.
IMPORTANT: Some residents will be asked to participate in this additional sampling by collecting water samples from their homes. We are required to sample from homes that meet the following specific criteria.
- Homes that likely have lead pipe in the connection from their home to the water main AND DO NOT have point of use or point of entry treatment devices, such as water softeners, which are designed to remove inorganic contaminants.
- Homes with copper piping with lead solder that were constructed between 1983 and 1990 AND DO NOT have point of use or point of entry treatment devices, such as water softeners, which are designed to remove inoranic contaminants.
If your home meets either of these criteria and you would be willing to participate in the sampling, please contact the Borough's Water Plant Operator, Severn Trent - North America at 626-2172.