Lead Service Line Replacement Program

Geneva, NY– The City of Geneva has received grant funding in the amount of $536,000 from the NYS Department of Health that will allow the City to replace lead drinking water service lines at no cost to property owners. You can test your line yourself or have City staff come and test it for you. 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.

Service pipes that contain lead can corrode, causing lead to enter drinking water. The presence of a lead service line does not always mean a home has a lead issue.  However, lead in drinking water can be a problem. To test your own line, please see the instruction sheet that can be found on our website and hardcopies are also available at the City Clerk’s counter at City Hall (47 Castle Street Geneva, NY 14456).

What will the Lead Service Line Replacement Program do?

If you have a lead service line, grant funds can be used to replace the entire length of residential lead service lines, from the municipal water main to the residence, in an effort to reduce the amount of lead in your drinking water. You can test your own service line or you can contact Collette at the City of Geneva at 315-828-6585 or email ccb@geneva.ny.us to set up an appointment to have qualified City of Geneva staff test your service line.

If you test your own line and discover lead, please call for a Program application.

If the City conducts the test and your home DOES have a lead service line, you will be contacted to complete an application for participation in the Program.

If your water service line test positive for lead, these are the next steps:

  1. Complete this Program application and return to the address below.
  2. Your application will be prioritized based on your answers to the questions.
  3. If your application is approved, City staff will develop a scope of work that includes replacement of the line and restoration of the property.
  4. The City will obtain contractor pricing and will coordinate the scheduling of the project with you.
  5. The Project Manager will conduct inspections to ensure the project is completed on time and to your satisfaction.
  6. The City will pay all contractor invoices directly to the contractor.

For more information, please contact Mark Perry, Department of Public Works at MAP@Geneva.ny.us or (315) 789-3101.

Please find the outline, the flyer to test your own line, and the application if your line tests positive:  

Application Property Owner

Lead Project Outline