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:

Street Name
Water Work
Street / Lawn
Street Name Water Work
Street / Lawn
Cherry Rd. Completed Summer 2023 Weston Rd. Completed Summer 2023
Hopper Ter. Completed Summer 2023 Holcroft Rd. Completed Summer 2023
Wyndham Rd. Completed Summer 2023 W. Holcroft Rd. Completed Summer 2023
W. Wyndham Rd. Completed Summer 2023 Flower City Park In Progress Summer 2023
Richland St. In Progress Fall 2023       

The following streets will be resurfaced with chip seal beginning August 30th:

  • Leander Rd. 
  • Cherry Rd.
  • Weston Rd.
  • Harding Rd.
  • Holcroft Rd.
  • W. Holcroft Rd.
  • Wyndham Rd.
  • W. Wyndham Rd.
  • Cheltenham Rd.
  • W. Cheltenham Rd.
  • Burley Rd.
  • N. Burley Rd.
  • West Boulevard Parkway
  • Falleson Rd.
  • Hopper Ter.
  • Flower City Park (Lily St. to Lake Ave.)

Lead Service Line Replacement Projects:

View the 2022-2A project area mapsView the 2022-2B project area map.  View the 2023-3A project area map.

Click Here for the 2023-3A 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. 

Click Here for the Contractor for 2023-3A Lead Service Line Replacement Project schedule.

*Please note that these dates may change due to unforeseen weather conditions.


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