Bostonís fire hydrants are color coded to indicate low or high pressure. This information is critical for fire fighters and others, especially in the event of an emergency. You should never paint a hydrant, as it is important that they are visible and identifiable.
Your family doctor or pediatrician can perform a blood test for lead and provide you with information about the health effects of lead.
State and local government agencies that can be contacted include:
(617-242-5323 or www.mwra.com)
For information about your community's water supply, and a list of local laboratories that have been certified by DEP for testing water quality.
(1-800-532-9571 or www.mass.gov/dph/)
For information about the health effects of lead and how you can have your child's blood tested.
(800-424-LEAD or www.epa.gov/lead)
For information about where lead is found and how to protect your family.
(617-635-0190 or http://dnd.cityofboston.gov/#page/HomeCenter)
Technical and financial assistance with grants of up to $8,500 per unit to remove lead-based paint from your home.
For additional information about lead in drinking water.