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Lead Control Program

Lead Pipe Replacement Program

Responsibility of homeowners with lead water pipes

You own the water pipe from your home up to the shut-off valve (usually at your property line).

Our responsibility

We own the water pipe from the shut-off valve at the property line to the water main.

Replacing your lead pipe while we are doing a water main renewal

We will advise you if we are replacing our part of the lead pipe leading to the shut-off valve. You may wish to replace your part of the pipe at the same time.

If you decide to replace your part of the pipe while we are replacing ours:

  • You must use a water contractor licensed by us. They must get a water connection service permit.
  • We will then fill the hole and restore the surface as part of our work.
  • You will have to pay all other costs of replacing the water pipe on your property.
Replacing your lead pipe at any other time

If you decide to replace your part of the pipe at another time, you must:

  • Hire a water contractor licensed by us. They must get a water connection service permit.
  • Pay all costs of replacing the water pipe on your property.
  • Contact us so that we can determine if the City portion of the water service is lead. If it is, we will replace our part of the pipe as our schedule permits. We will pay for this work.

Contact 311 for more information.

Last updated: February 24, 2014