NY City Officials: Tap Water Shows Elevated Lead Levels (Warning Issued for Entire Water Supply)

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DEP: Run cold for 30 seconds before cooking, drinking 
CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBS 2/1010 WINS) — Whether you live in a house or an apartment, this could impact your life.

There’s a water warning in New York City.

The Department of Environmental Protection said Thursday wait before you drink what’s coming out of your faucet, reports CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman.

Like most people, when Natalia Cole of Maspeth, Queens heard there were elevated levels of lead in the city’s water supply, she got a bit nervous.

“There’s nothing I can do,” she said.

But the city said what was found was an increase in lead so small, it won’t hurt you.

“The levels that were detected, which were very slightly above the action level that the EPA defines, don’t pose any clear public health risk,” said NYC DEP Commissioner Cas Holloway.

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