If you suspect that you have lead service pipes or lead plumbing in your home, you may wish to have your tap water tested for lead. Some municipalities in Ontario have programs that help residents test their drinking water for lead. Contact your municipality for more information about your water service pipes and what is available in your community.
Alternatively, you can arrange your own drinking water lead test through a licensed laboratory. Visit
to view a list of laboratories licensed by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to test for lead or call the Ministry’s Public Information Centre at 1-800-565-4923.
Source: Fact Sheet for Parents (Ontario Regulation 243/07)