Halifax Water's Get the Lead Out program will replace all lead service lines by 2038. Replacements are being coordinated with HRM’s street paving and renewal schedule to minimize disruption to the community and be cost-efficient for ratepayers. Learn more about the Get the Lead Out program here.
We will also complete a limited number of individual replacements with priority given to customers who are most at-risk from lead exposure. Replacements will be completed at no cost to the property owner. Halifax Water will schedule the replacements, which could take place at any time throughout the life of the program. Apply to have Halifax Water replace your lead service line below.
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Within ten business days of submitting your application, Halifax Water will send you a letter/email confirming that your application has been received. This letter will include your unique ‘Submission ID,’ which you will need to make future updates to your applications if any of your provided information changes.
We will be reviewing your application in the months following your submission. During the review process, we may reach out for clarification on the information you provided. Once your application has been fully reviewed, it will remain ‘Open’ until your lead service line is replaced or you choose to cancel your application. We anticipate that the number of applications to the Get the Lead Out program will exceed the number of replacements possible during the first few years. The Get the Lead Out program will continue until 2038.
Though we understand applicants will want to know when their lead service line will be replaced, this information will only be available once Halifax Water has hired a contractor to replace your lead service line. Once a contractor has been hired, you will receive a letter with more detailed information a few weeks before the start of construction.
What to Expect: Get the Lead Out Process
Once your replacement has been scheduled, there are many steps involved before, during and after your replacement. Check them out here.