Lead Service Line Replacement Projects

Today, there is a growing awareness that some homes have lead in their water pipes, fixtures and plumbing. To reduce exposure to lead in drinking water, the City of Rochester has developed a lead service line replacement program with the intent to replace all lead services. Lead presents health concerns for people of all ages, particularly pregnant women, infants and young children. The surest way to protect against lead in water is to get the lead out altogether.

Learn more about drinking water safety

Current Lead Service Line Replacement Projects:

Our contractors will be replacing existing lead, lead lined and galvanized water services from the water main to the curb shut off valve with new polyethylene water service tubing.  

The locations for this work have been identified by selecting streets that contain water mains that have been previously cleaned and cement lined and that have an abundance of lead, lead lined, or galvanized water services. Work is expected to continue year round when weather permits and will ramp up during the peak construction season.  

Construction work is in progress on the following streets (all street / lawn restoration anticipated for Spring 2023):

Street Name
Water Work
Edgemont Rd.
Elmerston Rd. Completed
Castleman Rd. Completed
Irvington Rd. Completed
Rossiter Rd. Completed
Redfern Dr. Completed
Rosemont St. Completed
Fort Hill Ter. Completed
Warren St. In Progress
Boothe St. Completed
Southview Ter. Completed
Westview Ter. In Progress
Cook St. In Progress
Gold St. In Progress

Project Documents:

View the Fall 2021 project area map. View the 2022 Spring 2A project area maps

Lead Service Line Replacement Projects for Fall 2022 - 2023

Please Click Here for the 2022 Spring 2A Lead Service Line Replacement Project public meeting presentation. 

Approximately one week before construction begins on your street, a copy of an Advance Construction Notice will be distributed to each property by door hanger. 

Please Click Here for the project schedule for the 2022 Spring 2A project.


Please contact Project Manager Nick Wynne at (585) 428-7049 or by email.