Halifax Water, with the Lead Line Rebate, can now provide financial assistance to homeowners who replace the private portion of the lead service line.
The Lead Line Rebate allows for 25% of the cost, up to $2,500.00, paid back to the homeowner. This excludes any costs associated with upgrades to the property or any work that is not required for the completion of the lead service line renewal.
It is estimated there are 10,000-15,000 private lead service laterals and approximately 2,500 public (Halifax Water-owned) lead service laterals. These are found primarily in the Halifax peninsula and central Dartmouth in homes built up until mid-1950.
This program was approved by the Nova Scotia Utility & Review Board on August 22, 2017. Lead service lines replaced prior to that date do not qualify for this program.
Use Halifax Water's Lead Service Line Boundary map to see if your home is in this area.
In order to be eligible for the rebate you must complete the following:
Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*)
In order for your application to be reviewed, all information must be filled out correctly. The lead water service renewal must be completed and inspected by Halifax Water staff prior to replacement of excavated material.
Ensure application is complete. Please confirm an inspection of the renewal work has been conducted by Halifax Water prior to replacement of excavated material once the work has been completed.
Following inspection and approval by Halifax Water, submit this completed application form and your contractor’s invoice.