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.
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.
How to Apply
In order to be eligible for the rebate you must complete the following:
- Have a private lead service line renewed on or after August 22, 2017
- Have an inspection of the new line completed by Halifax Water prior to infill
- Provide an invoice attached from the contractor
- Fill out the Lead Line Rebate form [PDF]