SD DANR conducting statewide survey on lead water lines

July 11, 2023

PIERRE, S.D.–South Dakotans are being asked to fill out a brief survey as part of a statewide lead service line inventory.

The state Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources says drinking water is lead free when it leaves water treatment plants and most water pipes are lead free.

However, water can absorb lead if it travels through lead pipes on its way to residents’ faucets.

Ag and Natural Resources says as part of a nationwide health initiative under EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act, water providers need to find out where lead lines still exist, so customers are aware of any potential health hazards.

For more information about the statewide survey, click here: