With summer underway, construction work for the Lead Reduction Program is in full swing in neighborhoods across the city.
Crews are busy replacing old, customer-owned lead service lines with new, lead-free copper lines at no direct cost to the customer. The work can temporarily take up space on neighborhood streets, and we thank customers for their patience with our crews and equipment.
We are also increasing our efforts to determine how many water service lines contain lead in our service area. You may see potholing work (where crews drill a small hole in the ground to get a visual inspection of the line below) being done in the street or receive a water test kit in the mail.
We’re holding meetings with customers slated for lead replacements this year. (If you missed a meeting, we have recordings.) And we — and our partners — are attending community events throughout the summer and can answer questions. Swing by if you see us!
Customers enrolled in the program are reminded to use filtered water for cooking, drinking and preparing infant formula until six months after the lead service line is replaced. And check out where we are replacing service lines this year