Chicago lead pipe replacement programs now accepting applications

CHICAGO (WLS) – Two programs are available now to assist Chicago homeowners looking to replace their senior service lines.

The homeowner initiated program waives approval fees of up to $ 3,100 for residents looking to replace their service lines, city officials said. Interested parties must plan the exchange of lines independently of a house renovation.

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The equity program was developed to give anyone interested the opportunity to replace their line. To qualify, applicants must:

  • Live in a house they own.
  • Have a household income less than 80% of the median area income ($ 72,800 for a family of four).
  • Have consistent results of at least 15 parts per billion lead in your water in free tests conducted by the Department of Water Management.
  • Both programs are limited to single-family and two-family homeowners and are entirely voluntary.

    Further information and applications can be found at

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