Through routine testing, The City of Troy Department of Public Utilities (DPU) was notified in December 2022 that there were elevated levels of lead. Since then, the City has been working closely with the New York State Department of Health and following the guidance of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on resolving this issue.
While there is no lead in Troy’s water supply and distribution system, older homes (typically those built before the 1940s) may have lead in their water through two sources:
Water Service Lines, comprising the pipe that connects a building to the water system.
Interior Plumbing, comprising the pipes, fitting, and fixtures inside the building.
ARPA funds were allocated to begin lead line service replacement. For the latest information and updates regarding the City’s Lead Service Line Replacement project please visit: https://troyny.gov/1342/Lead-Drinking-Water