Is your drinking water lead -ree? Now you can know for sure with a free testing program that has been launched in New York.

This is one of those things you can never be too cautious with, especially if you have children. So to keep your kids safe, and just for peace of mind, you should have your water tested. And now, you can have it done for free.

According to News 10, the New York Department of Health is offering '...to test public water systems and private wells for free.' To get started, you can visit the department website to sign up for a testing kit. Once you get the kit, you have 30 days to send your sample in, and you will get results back in 30 days. News 10 says the testing will be done on a first come, first serve basis.

Even if it was not free, this is something you should do to know your water is safe - especially if you own an older home! And hey, now is a great time to get it done while it is free!