Homes potentially impacted by a lead water service pipe are typically those built before 1955. A letter will be sent to about 1900 households in Bay Ward on August 27th, 2021.
The Lead Pipe Replacement Program provides support to eligible residents for either the partial or full replacement of a home’s lead water service pipe.
A water service pipe connects a building to the City’s municipal water supply. Property owners are responsible for the pipe from their home to the water shut-off valve (referred to as the private portion) and the City owns and maintains the pipe from the water shut-off valve to the watermain (referred to as the public portion).
Starting July 15th, mailouts to approximately 25,000 letters will be sent out in batches. This approach will allow operational staff time to book appointments to collect water samples and then test the water quality in a timely manner. As the program progresses, staff will evaluate participation levels and make adjustments as necessary. The letters will be sent in phases, starting with wards with a high density of homes built before 1955.
More information on the Lead Pipe Replacement Program is available at Ottawa.ca.