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Santa Barbara Water Line Service

An essential part of the plumbing system, water lines deliver on-demand water to faucets, toilets, showers, baths, washing machines, dishwashers, and other household appliances that require water to operate. The water pipe or water line that carries the pressurized fresh water is frequently made of steel, copper, plastic, or cast iron. Utilizing the network of high-pressure water pipes, fresh, clean water is brought to residential and commercial properties for drinking, cooking, washing, and bathing. Typically supplied by a public water utility, your water use is measured by a water meter located on your property. Your local water utility will filter, treat, and store potable water that is safe to drink until it’s pumped through underground pipes to the faucets of your home or business.

Is California Drinking Water Safe?

Lead In Drinking Water

The State Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Drinking Water states that lead in service lines like those used in Flint, MI, and other areas of the country, aren’t typical in California. With that being said, some lead could be present in older homes. Homes with plumbing installed before 1986 could have used lead solder.

Flint Michigan Water Crisis
  • Flint Michigan 133x 100% 100%
  • Maximum EPA allowance .75% .75%
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Water quality tests of 271 Flint homes in August 2015 found that their drinking water contained more than 133 times the maximum amount allowed by the EPA.

Water Testing

California water agencies perform lead safety tests regularly to comply with both the state and federal laws. Our California water agencies also utilize corrosion control measures that prevent any lead that might be present from getting into our tap water. Water safety tests show California’s water to be well below the maximum allowed levels of lead.

Jerry’s Plumbing Is Ready To Help

When you have a water line emergency, it’s important to call the professionals at Jerry's Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning. With decades of experience, we have been serving Santa Barbara County locals with all their plumbing needs. We understand the urgency of having clean water to drink but also to have the ability to shut it off in case of emergency. If water is flowing from your main water line into your home, business, or yard, it’s important to know how to shut off the main water valve until help can arrive. This will cut off your entire water supply, allowing you to identify where the problem exists and to call for help. Each property is different and it’s important to know exactly where the shutoff valve exists.

If you know where the problem exists, you can shut off the water closest to the problem source without affecting the water of the entire property. Each plumbing appliance within your home or business should have its own independent shut off. Your toilet has a knob close to the wall that can be turned to shut off the water. Sinks will have two flexible metal sets of tubing under the cabinet that can be turned to shut off. Always twist the knob to the right to completely shut off the water supply.

Our team of experienced plumbers can handle all of your business and residential plumbing needs. Give us a call today, we would be happy to provide you with more information, answer any questions you may have, and offer you a free estimate. Call the plumbing company that Santa Barbara County trusts and the plumber your neighbors prefer. We’re here to help and a hassle-free appointment is just a phone call away. Give us a call today at (800) 697-8875 for a free estimate.