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Free Lead Pipe Replacement During Construction Projects

Each year, DC Water repairs and replaces water infrastructure through construction projects such as water main replacements and emergency repairs. During these projects, DC Water will replace lead service pipes that connect the water main to household plumbing. 

DC Water will pay for replacement of the portion in public space, and new District funds will pay for 100% of private-side costs, regardless of the homeowner's income. DC Water strongly encourages property owners to take advantage of the opportunity for a free lead service pipe replacement at that time. 

In advance of these opportunities, DC Water will notify homeowners to complete and return a signed agreement to replace any lead service pipe on the property. 

Agreements for this work must be signed by the property owner or an authorized representative. Email for a copy of the agreement