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Lead Reduction Program

At Denver Water, your safety is our most important responsibility. Although lead isn't present in the water Denver Water sends to your house, lead can get into water as it moves through lead-containing household plumbing and service lines that are owned by the customer.

In December 2019, state and federal agencies approved Denver Water’s new Lead Reduction Program, which has five main components:

  • Adjusting the pH level to reduce the risk of lead and other metals from getting into drinking water from lead service lines or household plumbing.
  • Developing and maintaining a publicly accessible inventory of all customer-owned lead service lines in Denver Water’s service area.
  • Replacing all of these lead service lines (the pipes that bring water from Denver Water’s pipe in the street to the plumbing in your home or building) with copper lines at no charge to the customer over the next 15 years.
  • Providing free water filters that are certified to remove lead to all customers with lead service lines until their line is replaced, and for six months beyond.
  • Ongoing communication, outreach and education.

We will be rolling out this new program in 2020. Learn more about Denver Water’s lead reduction efforts on this page. If you’d like additional information, call 303-893-2444 or email [email protected].