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Lead Pipe Replacement Assistance Program

On January 17, 2019, Mayor Bowser signed legislation for two new lead water service line replacement programs:

  • Lead Pipe Replacement Assistance Program (LPRAP) – Starting October 1, 2019, the District has allocated $1.8 million dollars to complete the replacement of lead pipes on private property if the pipe in the public space is not lead (see below for details on how to apply); and

Full Lead Water Service Line Replacement Program – Starting October 1, 2019, the District has allocated $1 million dollars to transfer to DC Water to cover the complete cost of the lead water service pipe replacement on private property when DC Water replaces the portion of lead pipe in public space during a capital improvement project (i.e., water main replacement).

NOTE: If no capital improvement is scheduled for two years, and both the public and private portions of service pipe are lead, property owners can enroll in the Voluntary Lead Service Pipe Replacement Program. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and this program is subject to the availability of funding.

Income Guidelines for FY20 (October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020)
The table below provides the dollar figures for each program’s income limits by household size:

Household Size

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3


























*Figures are capped by the Budget Support Act

Assistance Provided:

Assistance Level

Percentage of costs covered


100% of costs, up to the established cap


80% of first $2,000 of costs, plus 100% of costs over $2,000


50% of costs, not to exceed $2,500

How do I apply?

To determine if your household is eligible for the Lead Pipe Replacement Assistance Program (LPRAP), search your address. If your private side pipes are lead but the public spaces pipes are not, you are eligible for this program. DOEE will begin accepting applications in October 1, 2019.

Determine if your household will receive a lead pipe replacement as part of a DC Water Capital Improvement Project.

Email your application and documentation to [email protected]

·        Mail your application to DOEE, Attn: Program, Lead Pipe Replacement Assistance Program, 1200 First Street NE, 5th Floor, Washington DC 20002.

Who do I contact if I need assistance?

Call 311 or email [email protected]

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