If my pipes are lead, do I have to replace them?
No, you are not required by any city of Saint Paul code to replace lead pipes. If you are concerned about lead levels in your drinking water stemming from lead pipes, you can have your water tested. If you determine you want to replace the pipes, it is entirely your decision.

Exception: If the pipe is leaking, it must be replaced; it cannot be repaired.

SPRWS is working to replace street portions of the lead service connections in the city of Saint Paul. By coordinating work efforts with Public Works maintenance projects, this can be done systematically and cost effectively. Call our Engineering Department for more information at 651-266-6270.

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1. How does lead get into household water?
2. What can I do to reduce the lead in my water?
3. How do I find out if my water service connection is lead?
4. If my pipes are lead, do I have to replace them?
5. Will you replace the lead pipe if I have a lead service connection?