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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.
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.
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.
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.
# of Private Lead Services
2021 - 2022