Is this going to cost me anything?

The Town of Lexington is making every effort to complete this project at no cost to you. The removal and replacement of your lead service lines will be completely free, as well as reasonable costs to restore your property to pre-construction conditions. However, certain unreasonable restoration efforts may require a contribution from the homeowner. 

  • Some examples of reasonable restoration costs that will be completed at no cost to you include: 
    1. loam & hydroseed, 
    2. inground sprinkler repair.
    3. and asphalt driveway repair. 
  • Some examples of unreasonable restoration costs that may require a contribution from the homeowner include:
    1. Complete driveway and walkway replacement
    2. Turf & Sod
    3. Heated and/or stonework driveways and walkways.
    4. Retaining walls
    5. Shrubbery that cannot be transplanted.
    6. and fences that cannot be disassembled and reassembled.

The Town must balance its efforts to replace lead services without spending taxpayer money on private landscaping. 

Properties will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine reasonable and unreasonable restoration costs. During the pre-construction survey, the Contractor and Environmental Partners will quantify the area of impact and discuss options with you and the Town. A water service may be able to be relocated to avoid significant restoration costs. 

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1. Is my water safe to use and drink?
2. Why are lead pipes harmful?
3. How do I know if I have a lead water service?
4. What is the schedule for the Lead Service Line Removal Project?
5. Is this going to cost me anything?
6. Will my yard be ruined?
7. When is the removal and replacement project going to start?
8. How long will the removal and replacement of the lead services take at my property?
9. Will my water supply be disrupted, and for how long?
10. Will I need to vacate my home during the pipe replacement?
11. How will I be notified of the date and time of my specific replacement?
12. Why are we only fixing the problem now?
13. Is there a potential for damage to my property?
14. Who can I contact for more information?