Older homes with lead pipes eligible for City of Ottawa rebate program

By Lesley McKay, StittsvilleCentral, September 17, 2019

There are many older homes in Stittsville and if your home was built before 1955 and you have lead pipes that connect to non-lead City pipes, you are eligible for a rebate to have these pipes replaced.

The Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management has approved a new rebate of up to $1,000 or about 20 per cent of the total replacement cost. The City will continue to offer loans for properties where both the private and City portions of the water pipes are made of lead.

Homeowners with confirmed lead levels that exceed Health Canada’s recently updated guideline, or who are awaiting pipe replacement under the program, could get a year’s worth of free water filters to remove lead from their tap water. Call 3-1-1 to make an appointment to have the lead levels tested in your water.


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