Q: Is flushing my tap effective or is buying bottled water better?

Test your water first to determine whether it contains lead. If there is lead in your water, you may want to consider buying a water filter. You may also consider replacing pipes and fixtures with...

Test your water first to determine whether it contains lead. If there is lead in your water, you may want to consider buying a water filter. You may also consider replacing pipes and fixtures with products certified against NSF/ANSI Standard 61. Finally, regularly cleaning the aerator (the screen on the faucet opening) on your faucets will remove sediments that may contain lead.