Re: Water service supply is lead. What to do?
I'd probably try to replace as much lead pipe as possible. For the soldered copper connections, if you let the water run for a minute or two before drawing water for drinking and cooking, your lead exposure from the soldered connections should be minimized.
Rather than go to the expense of putting a filter on every faucet, I'd do a filter on one faucet -- probably the kitchen -- and use only that faucet for drinking/cooking/toothbrushing. (You could put a jug of filtered water under the bathroom sink.) You can avoid replacing the filter so often by letting the water bypass for a minute or so before running it through the filter (not sure of the cost/benefit of wasted water). The amount of lead you'd absorb through bathing and clothes washing will be infinitesimal.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.