Customer Initiated Private Side Lead Replacement
Private-side Only Lead Replacements
For residents with lead pipe on private property and non-lead pipe in public space the Lead Pipe Replacement Assistance Program (LPRAP) uses District funds to provide a free or discounted replacement.
Did you receive the mailer above? We sent it to property owners who, according to our records, may be eligible for this program.
As of July 1, 2023, ALL homeowners enrolled in the program will receive a 100% discount on their private service line replacement. The two types of assistance to reach the 100% discount include:
- Income-Eligible Assistance: Your entire service replacement is paid for by Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE).
- Standard Assistance: Your entire service replacement is paid for through a combination of District and DC Water Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funds. The District will cover the 50% replacement costs up to $2,500 and DC Water BIL will cover the costs up to the reasonable caps.
Lead Pipe Replacement Assistance Program (LPRAP)
First, check our lead map to confirm there is lead pipe on private property and non-lead in public space. The map will look like the image below:
To be eligible for this program, the material types should be listed as shown below:
Public Space: Copper
Private Space: Lead, Galvanized or Brass
Note: DO NOT START WORK until your application with the Department of Energy and Environment has been approved and you have received a benefit confirmation letter. See application process below.
How do I sign up?
- Fill out the application online or print and send by mail to:
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority
Lead Pipe Replacement Program
301 Bryant St NW
Washington, DC 20001
- Applications will be considered in the order they are received. With the application, please provide:
- Income verification documents (to confirm level of DOEE assistance).
- Recent DC Water bill (within the last 6 months)
- Once DOEE has approved an application, the homeowner must select a contractor from the Approved Contractors List.
- The contractor must provide the homeowner a completed Cost Proposal form and proper documentation. This includes:
- proposed construction methods
- detailed price quote for the work
- length of pipe to be replaced
- pipe material to be installed
- documentation of any special conditions
- permit fee estimates
- photos for visual identification of pipe
- The contractor will submit a final, signed Cost Proposal to DC Water.
Note: DO NOT START WORK until your application with the Department of Energy and Environment has been approved, the Cost Proposal has been approved by DC Water, and you have received a benefit confirmation letter.