Lead in drinking water, although rarely the sole cause of lead poisoning, can significantly increase a person's total lead exposure. Lead enters drinking water primarily from the corrosion or wearing away of material containing lead in water service lines and household plumbing.
Stormwater is challenging to manage in urbanized areas where runoff from rain events and melting snow can quickly flow over paved areas into our lakes, streams, and rivers. This issue becomes especially important when stormwater collects and transports pollutants such as road salt, pesticides, fertilizers, petroleum products, antifreeze, animal waste, and litter into our surface waters impacting water quality, wildlife, and recreational areas.
The City has the authority to discontinue your water service or shut off your water in compliance with the duly adopted City of Troy, Department of Public Utilities, “Rules and Regulations,” Section 111. Under that section, the department can discontinue water service for various reasons.