Program Schedule

1Junction2021 - 2022


Old West End2022 - 2023
3East Toledo2023 - 2024
4Monroe-Auburn2024 - 2025
5Vistula2025 - 2026
6Broadway Corridor2026 - 2027

Map of Lead Lines

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if the map shows I may have lead?

  1. Register for the customer replacement program.
  2. Always buy plumbing fixtures (faucets, valves, sinks, showerheads, hose bibs, etc.) that have zero-lead or low-lead content. Read the labels of any new plumbing fixtures closely.
  3. Always use fresh, cold, running water for drinking, cooking, and preparing baby formula. Run water long enough to feel the temperature change. Water sitting in your house plumbing will be warmer than water from the distribution system, then run a little longer to clear water sitting in the service connection.
  4. Do not boil water to remove lead. Boiling water does not remove lead and can increase lead concentration in water.
  5. Regularly remove and clean faucet screens and aerators.
  6. Obtain an NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) Certified home water treatment device that is certified to remove lead.
  7. Identify and replace plumbing fixtures containing lead and any copper piping with lead solder.
  8. Water service lines are sometimes used to ground electrical lines. The wiring in your home or building may be attached to your water service line or elsewhere in your plumbing. If you have a lead service line, this can accelerate its corrosion. Have a licensed electrician check your wiring.

What should I do after my lead service line is replaced?

The disruption to your service while we remove and replace your lead service line can temporarily affect your water quality, including increasing lead levels for a short time caused by the pipes being disturbed.

If city workers identify lead on the customer side, we will follow up to schedule that replacement shortly.

If my lead service line is replaced, will all of the lead be removed from my drinking water?

No. If you live in a home that was built prior to 1986, it is possible that lead solder was used to connect the pipes within your home.

If you suspect that you have lead solder based on the age of your home, flush your water for approximately 1 to 3 minutes when the water system has not been used for more than 6 hours.