The City of Fall River on Drinking Water

The City of Fall River Water Department found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some homes and buildings in our community. 


Lead can cause health problems, especially for pregnant women and children ages six and younger. 


Lead is a common metal found in the environment. Drinking water is one possible source of lead exposure.   The main sources of lead exposure are lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust or soil. 


The following are some of the steps you can take to reduce your exposure to lead in your water including:


Run Your Water for 15-30 seconds to flush out lead

Use Cold Water for Cooking and preparing baby formula

Do Not Boil Water to remove lead. 


Call the City of Fall River Water Department at 508-324-2330 or visit our website at to find more information. 


For more information on reducing lead exposure around your home or building and the health effects of lead, visit EPAs web site at lead or contact your health care provider.