Division of Water Distribution Employees to Check for Lead Water Lines in Old West End and Junction Neighborhoods
The City of Toledo is utilizing $10,000,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funding to replace all customer-owned lead lines in the city. There are estimated to be about 3,000 such lines still in use.
In order to determine where these lead lines are located, staff from the Division of Water Distribution will be in the Old West End and Junction neighborhoods this weekend to help evaluate customer-owned water lines and to register residents for the lead line replacement program.
City of Toledo employees will be wearing “Got Lead?” t-shirts, carrying a city ID badge, and will wear masks and gloves inside customers’ homes. They will be knocking on doors Saturday, August 13 and Saturday, August 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Staff will ask to enter the home in order to test the water pipe. If the pipe contains lead, the customer will be registered for the lead line replacement program. If no one is home, the City of Toledo employee will leave behind a document which will instruct residents on how to test for lead on their own and report it to the city.
For more information visit toledo.oh.gov/lead-lines.