Most catch basins connect to storm drains that discharge the runoff without treatment to the nearest brook, river, pond or ocean. The dumping of any material such as motor oil, paint, yard clippings, pet waste and sand into a catch basin can pollute the waterways, and is illegal.
Lead is everywhere. Whether you live in an apartment or single family home, in an old or new neighborhood, lead is in your environment
Lead can pose a significant risk to your health if too much of it enters your body
How lead can enter the drinking water
Steps to reduce overexposure to lead in drinking water
Samples of drinking water can be tested at certified laboratories.
Find a Boston property and determine if private lead service is present
Resources and information about lead