City of Geneva looks to replace lead service lines

The city is looking to replace lead water- service lines in the coming months.

The city has received a $536,000 state grant that allows the lines to be replaced at no cost to property owners, officials said.

Homeowners can test their own lines or have city staff do so for them.

“The majority of Geneva properties do not still have this kind of service line, but we want to make sure that we try to replace all of them possible with this grant,” said city spokesperson Rhonda Everdyke.

The city said service pipes that contain lead can corrode, causing lead to enter drinking water. However, the city stressed, the presence of a lead service line does not always mean a home has a lead issue.

To test your own line, the city has an instruction sheet that can be found on its website at http://bit.ly/2BLEc5Z and at the City Clerk’s counter at City Hall, 47 Castle St.

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