Lead Service Line Replacement Program

The City of Lima is offering a new program to provide FREE lead service line replacements to homeowners. While the water we deliver to customers is lead-free, some older homes may have lead pipes connecting the home to the water system. Lead can get into the water as it passes through internal plumbing or a water service line that contains lead.

Lead presents health concerns for people of all ages and particularly for infants and young children. Our Lead Service Line Replacement Program offers a significant cost savings to Lima residents and helps reduce public health concerns.

What’s involved in a Lead Service Line Replacement?

The service line brings the water from the water main to your house. Replacing the line involves boring underground from the street to your house. The new copper water service will enter your house and connect to your existing plumbing at the first water shut-off valve.

Lead Service Line

The lead service line ownership is split between the City (public side) and the homeowner (private side). The City will replace the full lead service line, including the homeowner’s portion, free of charge. The number of homes receiving free service line replacements will be capped annually by available funding.  

Get started by completing the online consent form

For more questions, see our Frequently Asked Questions or email GetTheLeadOut@cityhall.lima.oh.us

Check out the American Water Works Association Lead Brochure

The City of Lima recommends flushing your water taps after water service is restored to reduce your risk of lead in your drinking water. Review our Online Flushing Instructions.