Fresno Bans Galvanized Pipes Amid Lead Scare

City leaders in Fresno, CA, voted last week to join a growing nucorrosion_reg_new__1_mber of California cities banning the use of galvanized pipe for plumbing in new constructions over concerns about lead in drinking water.

“The ban is part of the city’s response to problems at a growing number of homes in northeast Fresno reporting discoloration — and in some homes, toxic lead — in the water coming from corroded galvanized pipes. The homes are in the area of the city served by canal water processed by the city’s Northeast Surface Water Treatment plant,” The Fresno Bee reported.

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