A piece of galvanized pipe from inside a northeast Fresno home shows a built-up coating of rust and scale on the inner surface in this June 2016 photo. Differences in water chemistry between treated surface water and pumped groundwater are believed to have contributed to discolored water in homes plumbed with galvanized pipes by dissolving the rust coating. Testing in some homes also showed lead in the water.
A piece of galvanized pipe from inside a northeast Fresno home shows a built-up coating of rust and scale on the inner surface in this June 2016 photo. Differences in water chemistry between treated surface water and pumped groundwater are believed to have contributed to discolored water in homes plumbed with galvanized pipes by dissolving the rust coating. Testing in some homes also showed lead in the water. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee file photo
A piece of galvanized pipe from inside a northeast Fresno home shows a built-up coating of rust and scale on the inner surface in this June 2016 photo. Differences in water chemistry between treated surface water and pumped groundwater are believed to have contributed to discolored water in homes plumbed with galvanized pipes by dissolving the rust coating. Testing in some homes also showed lead in the water. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee file photo

EPA says Fresno water complies with federal lead rules

March 08, 2017 3:49 PM