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Are you in the lead zone?
The shaded area on the map shows where you may find lead water pipes.
Free lead testing for homes and businesses
There is no lead in the water we supply to customers but lead pipes at your home or business could affect drinking water on your property.
If your home or business was built before the mid-1950s, please contact us to test your water for lead. The test is free, the appointment takes about 15 minutes, and you will get the results within a week.
519-822-1260 extension 2263
If we discover lead water pipes, the City will replace the pipes that run from the municipal water main to your property line at no cost. We also encourage you to replace the lead pipes on your property.
- Home owners can get up to $2000 to replace lead pipes
- Homeowners can get a $100 rebate on qualified water filters
Lead-related health concerns
Lead is a toxic heavy metal that is harmful to human health. Pregnant women, women planning a pregnancy, and children under the age of six are most at-risk. Lead can affect the neurodevelopment, behaviour and intelligence of developing children. Lead exposure in adults can cause increase in blood pressure or kidney problems.
For more information about lead-related health concerns please contact Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.