Ownership of Service Lines – Who will pay to replace lead pipes?
Both the MD of Greenview and the property owner have a responsibility when it comes to water service lines. The water service line is divided between the utility and the property owner.
- A water service line is a pipe that connects your property’s plumbing to the water main in the street.
- The MD of Greenview is responsible for the water service line that extends from the water main up to the homeowner’s property line. The MD of Greenview is responsible for the costs associated with this portion of the line.
- All pipes, solder and fittings on private property are the responsibility of the property owner. The homeowner is responsible for costs associated with this portion of the line.
- The MD of Greenview does not have records for the homeowner portions of water service lines
The figure below demonstrates the delineation between the public and private sides.