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Lead Pipe Replacement Assistance Program

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If the private portion of the service pipe is lead or galvanized, and the public portion is not lead, the property owner is eligible for the Lead Pipe Replacement Assistance Program (LPRAP).

While every property owner can receive 50% of costs covered (not to exceed $2,500), regardless of income, some residents will qualify for 80%-100% assistance depending on their household size and income:

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 Assistance
Level 1
Assistance
Level 2
Assistance
Level 3
1 $67,950 $84,900 No Income Limit
2 $77,650 $97,050 No Income Limit
3 $87,350 $109,150 No Income Limit
4 $97,050 $121,300* No Income Limit
5 $104,800 $121,300* No Income Limit
6 $112,600 $121,300* No Income Limit
7 $120,350 $121,300* No Income Limit
8 $121,300* $121,300* No Income Limit

*Figures are capped by the Budget Support Act
Income Guidelines for FY21 (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021)
The table below provides the dollar figures for each program’s income limits by household size:

LPRAP Income Limits
(October 2020 - September 2021)
People in Household Assistance Level 1 Assistance Level 2 Assistance Level 3
1 $70,600 $88,200 No Income Limit
2 $80,650 $100,800
3 $90,750 $113,400
4 $100,800 $126,000
5 $108,900 $126,000
6 $116,950 $126,000
7 $125,000 $126,000
8 $126,000 $126,000
*Figures are capped based on language from D.C. Code § 34–2159

Assistance Provided:

Assistance Level Percentage of costs covered
1 100% of costs, up to the established cap
2 80% of first $2,000 of costs, plus 100% of costs over $2,000
3 50% of costs, not to exceed $2,500

How do I apply?

To determine if your household is eligible for LPRAP, search your address. If your private side pipes are lead but the public spaces pipes are not, you are eligible for this program.

You can apply online, by email, or through mail:

The following documents must be submitted with the application in order to be considered:

  • Quote from a contractor (including the length of the pipe, the pipe material, and a picture of the point of entry). For more information, visit: DC Water's guidance page
  • Household’s most recent DC Water bill;
  • Property owner’s photo identification;
  • Proof of property ownership; and
  • Proof of income for each member of the household (if seeking approval for the income-eligible program).

NOTE: DO NOT START WORK until your application has been approved and you have received a benefit confirmation letter. DO NOT pay a deposit to the contractor.

Is there a Contractor List?
Please refer to DC Water’s list of approved contractors.

Until September 30th, 2020, it is not required for Homeowners to use a contractor from the list linked above. Starting on October 1st, 2020, to be eligible for the LPRAP Homeowners will be required to use a contractor from DC Water’s Contractor List.

What guidelines and materials should plumbers and contractors be aware of?

- Guidance for contractors/plumbers (DC Water)
- Latest Cost Proposal Graphic and Payment Request Form (DC Water)

Who do I contact if I need assistance?

- Call 311 or email [email protected]

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