State and federal health officials have given Denver Water the go-ahead to fast-track the removal of lead service lines in the Wheat Ridge service area.
In December 2019, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment signed off on Denver Water’s proposal to launch its Lead Reduction Program.
The water we deliver to 1.5 million people in the city and surrounding suburbs is lead-free. The program will reduce the likelihood of lead getting into the drinking water as it passes through lead-containing household plumbing and service lines that are owned by the customer.
The program, which will take 15 years to complete, will remove and replace lead service lines at no charge to the customer. Customers who have or are suspected of having a lead service line will receive a free water filter certified to remove lead, and replacement cartridges, until six months after their line is replaced.
The program has five main components:
Having a lead service line doesn’t necessarily mean there is an elevated level of lead in the water, but a lead service line can contribute to elevated levels of lead in drinking water.
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