According to the most recent data available, the City of Eau Claire has roughly 1,266 lead service lines (LSL) in our distribution system. For the convenience of residents, we have compiled the data into a searchable database:
It is important to remember that this is only a compilation of the City’s various data sets. There is a possibility that the City’s data might be out-of-date or inaccurate, and the City does not accept any responsibility or liability for the database’s accuracy. The only way to confirm with certainty that you have lead material in your pipes is to have a trained professional check the water service that is connected to your water meter.
It is also important to remember that the water service line from the curb stop to the water meter is the responsibility of the property owner. It is quite possible that the City replaced its lead service lines during past construction projects and the property owner did not. This information would not be reflected in our database. If you want to find out more about lead service line replacement, or to confirm whether your water service line material is a LSL, please contact the Utility Division at 715-839-5045.
Lead Service Line Reimbursement
The City of Eau Claire's goal is to remove all lead from the water system, and to fulfill this goal we are committed to avoiding partial line replacement. The City of Eau Claire Utilities Division is able to offer financial assistance to City residents for replacement of their private lead service lines through an agreement with the Department of Natural Resources, under the State of Wisconsin's Safe Drinking Water Loan Program. The City of Eau Claire Utilities Division will reimburse the homeowner for the actual cost of replacement up to a maximum of $1,000. For more information see the documents below.