Private-side Partial Lead Replacements

Lead Partial Replacement Assistance Program (LPRAP)

**Guidelines and materials for plumbers and contractors**

If only the private portion of service pipe is lead (and the public portion is non-lead), the District will pay for free or discounted replacements.

First, check our lead map to confirm there is lead pipe on private property, and non-lead in public space. 

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. 

Do I qualify for assistance?

Every property owner can receive a 50% discount, regardless of income. Some residents will qualify for 80% or 100% coverage depending on household size and income.

 

How do I sign up?

  1. Fill out the application online or print and send by mail. Applications will be considered in the order they are received. Applications must include:
    • Income verification documents (if seeking assistance beyond 50% capped at $2,500)
    • Recent DC Water billl
  2. Once DOEE has approved the application, Homeowners must use a contractor from the Approved List.  
  3. Contractor must provide completed Cost Proposal form to homeowner with 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
  4. Submit 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.