City of Toledo employees to be testing in homes for lead water lines

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TOLEDO, Ohio — The City of Toledo is utilizing $10 million of American Rescue Plan Act funding to replace all customer-owned lead lines in the city. There are estimated to be about 3,000 such lines still in use.

And in order to determine where they’re located, staff from the Division of Water Distribution will be in the Old West End and Junction neighborhoods, this weekend, to help evaluate customer-owned water lines and register residents for the lead line replacement program.

City of Toledo employees will be wearing “Got Lead?” t-shirts, carrying a city ID badge, as well as wearing masks and gloves inside customers’ homes. They’ll be knocking on doors this Saturday, August 13th and Saturday, August 20th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Staff will ask to enter the home in order to test the water pipe. If the pipe contains lead, the customer will be registered for the lead line replacement program. If no one is home, the city employee will leave behind a document which will instruct residents on how to test for lead on their own and report it to the city.

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