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Our goal: Get lead service lines out of our community

Piece of service line made of lead
A Denver Water crew member holds a piece of service line made of lead, which can cause serious health issues.

Although lead isn’t in the water Denver Water sends to your home, lead can get into water as it moves through lead-containing plumbing fixtures or service lines.

If you have a lead service line, the best way to remove lead from water is to replace that line with copper in full, from the water main into your home.

Denver Water has partnered with Denver Urban Renewal Authority (DURA) to provide no- or low-cost loans to replace these lines. Eligibility requirements include owning a single-family home or duplex in the City and County of Denver or a Total Service distributor. This pilot is serving as a trial for a potential wider-scale program in the future. Contact DURA at 303-534-3872 to learn more.

Not sure whether you have a lead service line? Denver Water does not have these records, because property owners own the lines. If your home was built and water tap installed before 1951, your line may contain lead. For help finding this information, call Denver Water at 303-893-2444. You can also hire a plumber to check your line.