Is Your Household Safe From Lead?

Boil water alerts and outbreaks of lead contamination across the country are symptoms of a greater drinking water problem — an aging water infrastructure full of lead pipes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least 4 million households are exposed to high levels of lead in their drinking water.

This means that millions of children are at risk of developing learning difficulties, behavioral problems, hearing loss, and several other harmful health effects related to lead intake.

Eradicating lead from our water system will take decades and billions of dollars in infrastructure investment, meanwhile every day your health is at risk. Lead can appear in the tap water of homes anywhere in the United States.

The possibility for lead contamination increases when water temperature, acidity, and mineral levels fluctuate. Lead is a toxic heavy metal that accumulates in your body over time, and you can’t detect it by taste, sight, or smell.

The only way to protect your loved ones from the dangers of lead is with a certified filtration system.



Starting at

$230.00 $90.75

Countertop Drinking Filter System SF 14 Standard Certification
  • 98% Lead Reduction
  • Filters 450 Gallons
  • NSF/ANSI Certification
  • Indicator Light
  • (Brushed Nickel Version)


Starting at

$1,296.00 $510.75

Drinking Water Purification System IAPMO Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) Certification
  • >98% Lead Reduction
  • >99% Virus & Bacteria
  • Filters 1,000 Gallons
  • IAPMO Certification
  • Meter Included


Starting at

$1,170.00 $461.25

Drinking Water Purification System
  • 3.2 gallon tank capacity
  • 6 or 12 month life per cartridge
  • Leak protection seal
  • Reduce use of plastic water bottles

Test Your Home Water Supply Today

Lead is only one of many harmful contaminants often found in tap water. Pelican Water is here to help you test the water in your home to ensure the long-term health of your family.

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Lead Drinking Filters

Where is Lead Found in our Everyday Environment?

Due to lead being easy to extract and work with, it had previously been used in many products like paint, pipes, cosmetics, ceramics, and more. Thanks to federal and state regulatory standards that were put in place around 1980, the amount of lead used in consumer products and work environments has been significantly minimized and, in some cases, eliminated.

Some of the most common sources of lead exposure in the US now include:

  • Lead-based paint in older homes
  • Contaminated soil
  • Household dust
  • Drinking water
  • Lead-glazed pottery

What are the Effects of Lead?

Since drinking water is one of the common sources of lead, many people are concerned about the harmful effects it can have on their health.

Lead can affect almost every organ and system in your body, but affects children and babies differently than it does adults, with children 6 years old and younger being the most negatively affected.

For young children, even low levels of lead in the blood can cause issues such as:

  • Behavior and learning problems
  • Lower IQ and hyperactivity
  • Slowed growth
  • Hearing issues
  • Anemia

For adults, lead can cause:

  • Increased blood pressure and hypertension
  • Decreased kidney function
  • Reproductive problems (in both men and women)

How Does Lead Get into Our Water Supply?

Lead can enter drinking water when service pipes that contain lead corrode. This is even more likely to occur when the water has high acidity levels or low mineral content, which further contributes to the corrosion of pipes and fixtures.

Brass or chrome-plated brass faucets and fixtures with lead solder pose the most common problem. Homes built before 1986 are more likely to contain these types of pipes.

Pelican Water Lead Drinking Filters

Pelican Water offers three lead drinking filters:

  1. Countertop Drinking Filter System
    The Pelican Premium Countertop Drinking Filter System addresses chlorine, chloramines, lead, and more, resulting in overall healthier, cleaner water.
  2. 6-Stage Reverse Osmosis (RO) System
    This Pelican Water RO system filters out lead and other harmful chemicals and contaminants, delivering more pure high-quality drinking water in your kitchen.
  3. Drinking Water Purification System
    Pelican Water's Drinking Water Purification System uses a triple filter design to reduce unwanted elements in your drinking water, including chlorine and lead.

Purchase one of our lead drinking filters today and enjoy drinking great tasting water without having to be concerned about lead issues.