Private Lead Service Line Replacements

In 2021, we received a $5.1 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for private lead service line replacements. We have a 10 percent local match of $571,390; the total project cost is approximately $5.7 million.

The grant will help replace approximately 1,608 private lead service lines in the Neighborhoods of Focus (NOF) at zero cost to the property owner. The project started in early 2021 and ends in 2025. Replacements will occur in census tracts shown in the map below. Please, see the construction schedule below for more information about the project’s timeline. 

Map showing the EPA Grant Boundaries for private lead line replacements

How will I be notified if I qualify for a private lead service line replacement?

We will send you a letter and leave a door hanger notifying you of the upcoming replacement. The property owner will need to sign the Water Service Line Agreement, and we need to verify that the water service is lead before work can begin on the property. 

What can I expect?

The project will replace your lead service line between the curb box and water meter with copper service.  Before construction, the property owner and tenant(s) will receive a  postcard on what to expect before, during, and after the replacement. Our contractor will repair any damage caused in the basement and yard. 

Project Update

The project will target the neighborhoods highlighted in the map below in 2021 and 2022.



As of December 2021, census tract 31 is near completion. We have collected over 80% of agreements in census tracts 26 and 29. We are actively collecting agreements for census tracts 26, 30, and 32.

Lead service line replacements in census tracts 26 and 29 will begin in early 2022. Census tracts 30 and 32 are slated for late 2022/early 2023.

Construction Schedule 2021-2025

  Year *      

    Census Tract   

      # of Private Lead Services  

2021 - 2022

29 102
26 28
31 236
2022 - 2023 30 241
32 469
2023 - 2024 28 133
35 134
37 155
2024 - 2025 36 48
38 62
 *The construction year begins in April of each year and ends in March of the following year. Construction delays may occur due to contractor availability and weather conditions.