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BOSTON POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 23, 2012 Page 15 Lead in Drinking Water it still might be present in older homes. The corrosion or wearing away of these lead-based materials can add lead to tap water, particularly if water sits for a long time in the pipes before use. Therefore, water that has been sitting in household pipes for sev- eral hours, such as in the morning, or after returning from work or school, is more likely to contain lead. If high levels of lead are found in drinking water, water may contribute up to 20 percent of a person's expo- sure to lead. Infants who consume mostly formula mixed with lead-containing water can receive up to 60 percent of their exposure from water. STEPS,.yT _C.'.TAKE TO REDUCE EXPOSURE TO LEAD IN DRINKING WATER I FLUSH YOUR SYSTEM -- Fresh water is better than stale: If your water has been sitting for several hours, run the water until it is consis- tently cold -- usually about 15-30 seconds -- before drink- ing or cooking with it. This flushes water which may contain lead from the pipes. Use cold, fresh water for cooking and preparing baby formula: Do not cook with or drink water from the hot water tap. Lead dissolves more easily into hot water. DO not use water from the hot tap to make baby formula. Do not boil water to re- move lead. Boiling water will not reduce lead. Test your home for lead: The only way to determine the level of lead in drinking water at your home is to have the water tested by a state certified laboratory. The cost to test is usually between $10 and $50. Consider hav- ing your paint tested also. A list of labs is available on- line at or you can call the BWSC Lead Hotline at (617) 989-7888. Test your child for lead: Contact your local health department or your local health care provider to find o:ut how you can get your child tested. A blood lead level test is the only way to know if your child is being LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street East Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. MI12P2458EA Estate of PATRICIA A. JONES a/k/a PATRICIA ANN JONES Date of Death July 8, 2012 iNFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE To all persons interested in the above icaptioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner : Marylou Silverman of Augusta, ME. A Will has been admitted to informal probate. Marylou Silverman of Augusta, ME has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Pro- bate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can )etition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Per- sonal Representatives appointed under infor- mal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. Run date: 11/23/12 (Continued from Page 1) exposed to lead. For more information, contact the Department of Public Health at dph/clppp or at (800) 532-9571. Identify if your plumbing fixtures contain lead: New brass faucets or other plumbing fixtures, including those labeled "lead-free," may contribute lead to drinking water. If you are concerned about lead in tap water, you should consider buying a low-lead or no-lead fixture. Contact NSF (see below) to learn more about lead-free faucets. Consider using a filter: If your water contains lead, you may want to consider using a filter. Make sure the filter you are considering removes lead -- not all fil- ters do. Be sure to replace filters in accordance with manufacturer's instructions to protect water quality. Con- tact the National Sanitation Foundation at 1-800-NSF- 8010 or for more information on water filters. Also, if you are con- sidering using bottled water, note that it may cost up to 1,000 times more than tap water. Simply flushing your tap, as described above, is usually a cheaper, equally effective alternative. What is being done to control lead in the drink- ing water? BWSC and MWRA are concerned about lead in your drinking water. The BWSC and MWRA both have an extensive testing pro- gram and the MWRA has treated the water to make it less corrosive. BWSC and MWRA are concerned about lead in your drinking water because although most homes have very low levels of lead in their drinking wa- ter, some homes in the City of Boston may have lead lev- els above the EPA action level of 15 parts per billion (ppb}. To monitor lead levels, the BWSC and MWRA test tap water in homes that are most likely to have lead. These homes are usually older homes that may have lead service lines or lead solder, and they must be tested after water has been sitting overnight. The EPA rule requires that 90% of these worst case samples must have lead levels below the Action Level of 15 ppb. MWRA treats your water to LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Docket No. 12W1688 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION DENNIS SENONO, Plaintiff V. JAMAL DAVIS, Defendant To the above named Defendant: Jamal Davis. A Complaint has been presented to this Court by the Plaintiff, Dennis Senono, seek- ing adjudication and to amend birth certifi- cate of Malcolm Senono. You are required to serve upon: Dennis Senono, plaintiff, whose address is 26 Kenmar Drive, Apt. 255, Billerica, MA 01821 your answer on or before December 24, 2012. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action.You are also required to file a copy of your answer in the office of the Register of this Court at Cambridge. WITNESS, HON. PETER C. DiGANGI, Esquire, First Justice of said Court at CAMBRIDGE, this 8th day of November, 2012. Tara E. DeCristofaro, Register of Probate Run date 11/23/12 t e crve I thereby reducing the leach-  - ing of lead into drinking (2 by Sal Giarratani water. Starting in 1996, MWRA increased the pH and Pats Set Up "Empty Table" hander became the oldest buffering capacity of the wa- to Honor U.S. Veterans player in baseball history to ter, and has steadily fine- Recently, thanks to Bob start and win a game in tuned these levels since Kraft, the New England Pa- the early goings of the corrosion control treatment triots and the New England 2012 season. Moyer overall began. Due to this treatment Revolution became the first is definitely Hall of Fame change, lead levels found in teams in professional sports material with his great sample tests of tap water in to leave a spectator's seat career and durability on the the MWRA service area have permanently vacant to honor mound. He played 25 sea- dropped over 90% since 1996. our servicemen and service- sons and finished with a The MWRA service area has women who have been lis- career 269-209 win-loss been below the Lead Action tened as POWs and MIAs. record. He holds the record Level since June 2004. The Since World War I, more than for most home runs served BWSC tap water has sampled 92,000 U.S. military person- up at 522. After playing as below the Lead Action Level nel have gone unaccounted long as he did, he should since 2007. for, according to the Kraft finish first in something, Sidebar- Presently, the Group. Bob Kraft stated, "We right? Had he played on law allows many faucets to have always felt a special more contenders during his contain lead, even though connection with our military career, he would have cer- they are labeled as "lead and saw this seat dedication tailily been a 300 game win- free". New faucets meeting as a unique way to recognize ner. They don't make them the NSF 61 "lead-free" stan- and honor those soldiers like Moyer anymore. Five dard will have NSF 61/9 who have served but never years from now he'll be on stamped on the new faucet's returned. We hope the seat the IHall of Fame ballot. cardboard box, but these fau- will serve as a constant re- c Don't Forget cets may still contact lead. minder for fans attending ! Chipper Jones Some faucet manufactures games at Gillette Stadium Whenever I think of the produce plastic or new low- that whomever we're rooting Braves, I think Hank Aaron, lead brass faucets that have for, we are all Patriots." I think Eddie Matthews. I virtually zero lead, but you Who Else but Cabrera think Warren Spahn. Now, will have to check with the Deserves AL MVP Award? I can add Chipper Jones to manufacturer. As of this writing, Triple that exclusive list. Chipper For More Information Crown winner Miguel just retired after 19 seasons. Call the BWSC Lead Cabrera is one of five final- He was an 8-time All-Star Hotline at 617-989-7888 or ists for MVP by voters in the and' NL MVP back in 1999. visit To find Baseball Writers Association He played all 19 seasons out if your property has a of America. The Detroit with the Braves. private lead service line, Tigers third baseman, in Trout and Harper Win please see the website at my opinion, truly deserves Rookie of Year Awards The BWSC this award. Other nominees Mike Trout of the Los An- also has a private lead ser- include Adrian Beltre, third geles Angels became the vice line replacement pro- baseman for the Rangers. I youngest AL Rookie of the gram for eligible home- still get heartburn thinking Year and Bruce Harper of owners. For more informa- about Beltre. We had him the: Washington Nationals tion on reducing lead expo- and let him go and went was the second youngest sure around your home/ out and got Adrian Gonzalez wirmer of the NL Rookie of building and the health ef- instead. By the time you are the Year honors. Trout was a fects of lead you can consult reading this, Cabrera has unanimous winner. He hit a variety of sources for addi- already been selected for AL .326 with 30 homers and 83 tional information: MVP honors. If not, he was RBIs. Harper finished the Your family doctor or pc- robbed, season with 22 homers, 59 diatrician can perform a Jamie Moyer Finally RBIs and a .270 batting aver- blood test for lead and provide Got too Old to Play age. Trout, by the way, was you with information about The soft-throwing left- also a finalist for AL MVP. the health effects of lead. No kidding. The MWRA (617-242- Meanwhile, Tony Conigli- 5323 or can LEGAL NOTICE aro: still holds the record provide you with informa- NOTICE OF PRIVATE SALE forl most homers hit by a tion about your community's Notice is hereby given by TODISCO teenage baseball player. water supply, and a list of TOWING OF 94 CONDOR STREET, ' local laboratories that have EAST BOSTON, MA pursuant to been certified by DEP for the provisions of Mass G.L. c 255, Section 39A that they will sell the testing water quality, following vehicles by private sale on Your Ad The Massachusetts December 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Department of Public Vehicles are being sold to satisfy i Could Go their garage keeper's lien for towing, Health at 1-800-532-9571 or storage and notices of sale: the Boston Public Health 1999 BMW 5351 Commission (617-534-5966 Here or can provide 1993 TOYOTA CAMRY you with information about VlN #4T1SK11E1PU305833 the health effects of lead and 1990 HONDA ACCORD how you can have your VIN #1HGCB7562LA144372 i For information child's blood tested. 2002 CHEVY PRISM { about advertising in The Environmental Pro- VIN #1Y1SK528X2Z408437 i the Post-Gazette, tection Agency (EPA) (800- 2000 CHEVY BLAZER i call 617-227-8929. 424-LEAD or VIN #1GNDT13W2Y2201680 .I drink/info/lead/index.cfm or Run dates: 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 2012 i Massachusetts Department I of Environmental Protection (DEP) (617-292-5770 or LETTERS POLICY / dep / water/ drinking/leadOl.htm) can pro- The Post-Gazette invites it readers to submit vide additional information Letters to thelEditor. about lead in drinking water. 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