Lead Service Line Replacement Projects

Today, there is a growing awareness that some homes have lead in their water pipes, fixtures and plumbing. To reduce exposure to lead in drinking water, the City of Rochester has developed a lead service line replacement program with the intent to replace all lead services. Lead presents health concerns for people of all ages, particularly pregnant women, infants and young children. The surest way to protect against lead in water is to get the lead out altogether.

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Over the next few months our contractor will be replacing existing lead, lead lined and galvanized water services from the water main to the curb shut off valve with new polyethylene water service tubing.  

The locations for this work have been identified by selecting streets that are scheduled for pavement resurfacing next year, that contain water mains that have been previously cleaned and cement lined and that have an abundance of lead water services. Work is expected to be performed from September 2021 through May 2022.  

Work is scheduled on the following streets below.

Download the project area map for the 2021 project and the project area map for the Fall 2021 project.

Approximately one week before construction begins on your street, a copy of an Advance Construction Notice will be distributed to each property by door hanger. 

Project Updates:

  • All work on the 2020 Lead Service Line Replacement Project is complete.
  • Weaver St. - Service installation is complete. Full surface restoration to be completed in Spring of 2022.
  • Beach St. - Service installation is complete. Full surface restoration to be completed in Spring of 2022.
  • Jewel St. - Service installation is complete. Full surface restoration to be completed in Spring of 2022.
  • Cutler St. - Service installation is complete. Full surface restoration to be completed in Spring of 2022.
  • Culver Rd. (Master St. to Meredith St.) - Work started on November 29, 2021.
  • Click Here for the project schedule for the Fall 2021 project.

Questions?

Please contact Project Manager Lauren Monaghan, P.E. at (585) 428-7023 or by email or Nick Wynne at (585) 428-7049 or by email.