In 2011, Toronto City Council approved the Lead in Drinking Water Mitigation Strategy to help reduce lead in drinking water. Replacing the lead pipe that delivers water to your home is the best way to reduce your exposure to lead from drinking water and to protect your family’s health.
Toronto homeowners are responsible for the private portion of the water pipe (i.e., the portion running from the property line to the water meter or into the home). The City strongly encourages homeowners with lead pipes that deliver water to replace their portion in order to reduce health effects from exposure to lead in drinking water.
There are still lead pipes providing water service throughout the City of Toronto, but starting in 2011 they have taken it upon themselves to conduct 1,500 water service replacements every year. There are two sections of pipe that must be replace, the privately own portion of the pipe that runs from the property line to the water meter (or inside of the building) and the City-owned portion of the water service pipe that connects the from the property line to the actual watermain.
Replacing this whole connection is necessary to significantly reduce the lead contamination present in the water – the City will replace it at the same time or after the privately owned pipe has been replaced but in order to do so you must fill out their priority lead water service replacement form. Please find a link to that form below
Here is the Priority Lead Water Service Replacement form.
We also perform new water service installation which is useful in the event that you need to install new water service in your house or home. Contact us to discuss this process.
Water service installation & water service upgrades are complicated tasks that should be left up to professional plumbers.
Mister Plumber provide water service upgrade services to the entire of all Toronto Area:
New Water Service Installation for a new home
Service Upgrading and Replacement of old water connections
Removal of Lead Piping
New Water Service
Water Meter Installation
Upgrading Your Service (pipe upsizing, replacing old galvanized pipe with copper and other)
Mister Plumber in Toronto, ON specializing sewer repair, upgrade waterline, lead pipe replacement, water service upgrade, drain cleaning, backwater valve installation, lead pipe replacement, re-piping and emergency plumbing, Mister Plumber uses the latest technology to effectively troubleshoot and quickly repair any plumbing problem and offers a fast response and free estimates. Call us 416 939 1530 or fill the form for Online Free Estimate.