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1. Learn about this resource. 

Homeowners can use financial assistance from us—DC Government—to replace lead pipes on private property that connect the city water supply to their home. Regardless of your income, you can receive a 50% discount (up to $2,500) on your replacement. If your household income is at or below the program limits, you can receive the replacement for free.


This program is called the Lead Pipe Replacement Assistance Program and is offered through a partnership between the Department of Energy and Environment and DC Water.

2. Check if you are eligible.

You may be eligible if all of these statements are true:

  • You own the home.

  • Your home is in DC.

  • The pipe connecting your home to the city water supply is partially lead, meaning that the part on public space isn’t lead, but the part on private property is. Look at the “Apply” section to find out if this is true for your home and to learn how to replace your pipes if they are fully lead.

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This page was last updated March 2022.


Everyone that is approved for the program receives at least a 50% discount (up to $2,500). If your household’s annual gross income—your income before paying taxes—is at or below the program limits, you can receive the replacement for free. You can check by answering the two questions below.

Department of Energy and Environment
Lead Pipe Translations
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