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Is using PVC pipe for the main water line from the meter to our home unhealthy?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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We are in Southern California. Our water meter is near the street, about 60 feet from where it connects to the home plumbing, which is copper. Several years ago, our main incoming water line needed to be replaced and was, with PVC. Now I'm wondering about potential health risks that may be associated with using PVC to carry water that we ultimately drink and shower with.




 

 

We are in Southern California. Our water meter is near the street, about 60 feet from where it connects to the home plumbing, which is copper. Several years ago, our main incoming water line needed to be replaced and was, with PVC. Now I'm wondering about potential health risks that may be associated with using PVC to carry water that we ultimately drink and shower with.

Shelly,

PVC is a toxic compound, but after several years, there will be a layer of sludge coating the inside of the pipe that keeps you from drinking the nasties.

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