We just bought a Colonial that was built in 1925 that needs a lot of work. We realized this week that the main water service pipe feeding the house is lead. Given that we have a 14 month old son and a lot of expensive projects to knock out, we want to make sure we consider this carefully. Some folks have recommended that we replace the entire line while others have stated that it is unnecessary and we would be better served to install a whole house filter OR filters at the faucets.
The city will replace everything up to the sidewalk upon request but I'm responsible for getting it into the house. I'm certain that will be very expensive BUT if that is the right thing to do, that's what we'll do.
If filters will do the job, I wonder if installing a whole house filter make sense because there are probably lead solder joints between the filter and the faucets... so could / should we do filters at the faucets instead?
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!