This program provides free private side lead line replacements for homeowners or tenants who are at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level. The program’s funding is expected to replace hundreds of privately-owned lead lines throughout our drinking water service territory. If there is also a publicly-owned lead line serving the property, we will replace it a no additional cost. Customers verified as meeting the income requirements can have their lead line replaced in a matter of one or two months.

For more information about lead in drinking water, please read our FAQ, call the Lead Help Desk at 412-255-8987, or email at LeadHelp@pgh2o.com.

Steps to Participate in the Free Private Lead Line Replacement Project

Contact Dollar Energy Fund at 866-762-2348 and tell them you’re interested in the Lead Service Line Replacement Project. Tenants can also qualify for this program with the homeowner’s permission to do work on their property.

Dollar Energy Fund representatives will ask for verification of your income. This will help them determine if you fall within the income guidelines.

If you qualify, we will review your service line material record to determine if you may have a lead line. We may also visit your home to inspect for lead.

We will set up a time to come to your property and replace the line. We use a trenchless method for over 95% of lead line replacements, which means there will be little to no disruption to your yard.

After the service line replacement, a representative from Allegheny County Health Department will complete a final inspection of the work.

Funds for this program are available from a settlement of an enforcement action between PWSA and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP).