Priority Lead Water Service Replacement Program

Lead-PipesWas your house built prior to the mid 1950’s? If so, there is a chance that your pipes are made of lead, which is a hazard to your health. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to do the research and find out if you are at risk. In 2011, The Priority Lead Water Service Replacement Program was developed to help assist homeowners with the burden of replacing lead piping in their homes. Since then, the City has aimed to assist 1,500 homes every year.

The City is responsible for the section running from the water main to your property line. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain the section running from the property line into the house.

To find out if your home has lead pipes, you can order a lead testing kit. If you discover that you do have lead piping running through your home, here are some steps you can take.

Private Section Replacement

It is your responsibility to replace the piping on your property. You can either hire a contractor of your choice to perform the replacement, or you can hire a City Contractor. It is strongly encouraged to do your research and get multiple quotes before deciding who to hire.

Public Section Replacement

Once the private section of the piping is replaced (unless you plan to hire the City Contractor), you must submit anapplication to have the public section replaced. Once your application is processed it could take up to 12 weeks to get an appointment.

At Water Guard Plumbing, we have an abundance of experience performing lead pipe replacements. If you have any questions about this program, contact us: 647-898-7800. We would be happy to help.