​Information about Lead Levels and Virginia Beach's Water Distribution System

​​For the past 25 years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulated the presence of lead and copper contaminants in drinking water. Since beginning its lead sampling program in 1992, Virginia Beach's water and has never exceeded federally mandated maximum levels. The City of Virginia Beach is fully compliant with drinking water quality standards because of high quality water sources, excellent water treatment and distribution system management, and consistent support by City Council investing in the infrastructure necessary to provide the citizens of Virginia Beach with a safe and reliable public drinking water system.

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