IDEM takes its role in protecting Hoosiers and the environment seriously. The agency oversees Indiana’s public water supply systems through inspections, reviewing reports submitted by water systems, providing technical assistance, and responding to complaints about water quality.
The agency works with professional trade associations to make sure operators, local government officials, and property owners have reliable information. IDEM requires public water systems test for lead and, when necessary, take action to educate and protect consumers.
More Information About Lead
- Consumer Notice of Lead Result in Drinking Water (available on the IDEM Forms page)
- Notice of Public Education Certification (available on the IDEM Forms page)
- Suggested Directions for Homeowner Tap Sample Collection Procedures [PDF]
- Service Line Inventory Questionnaire [DOC]
- Lead & Copper Sample Site Collection Criteria for Community Water Systems [DOC] [XLS]
Additional IDEM Resources
- Certified Drinking Water Chemistry Laboratories in Indiana
- Drinking Water Lead Testing for Schools
- Drinking Water Watch
- How Lead Gets Into the Water [PDF]
- Lead and Copper Rule (available on the IDEM Fact Sheets page)
- Lead and Drinking Water - Information for Consumers (available on the IDEM Fact Sheets page)