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How to Identify a Lead Service Line

The first step in addressing lead in a home is to identify any potential sources

Halifax Water is committed to reducing exposure to lead in drinking water and assisting customers in addressing all sources of lead in their drinking water. Sources of lead include but are not limited to: lead service lines, lead/tin solder, brass, and brass fittings.

Enhancements to Halifax Water's Lead Service Line Replacement Program

On August 27, 2020, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) approved Halifax Water’s enhanced lead service line replacement program. The enhanced program will see Halifax Water replace the full lead service line, which includes both the public and the private section of the service line at utility’s expense.


Finding Lead Pipes
Homeowner's guide to identifying private service line material