I have lead pipes in my home, what do I do?

Many of our homes in Albany were built when lead water services were common.  We are actively working to replace all lead water services in the city by 2034.  If you have a lead water service, please check out our lead service replacement program.  If you are not certain if you have a lead water service, call us at 518-434-5322 and we can assist in determining the water service type.  

Save $2,000 with our new Lead Service Replacement Program.

The Program provides a reimbursement of up to $2,000 to aid in the replacement of a lead service line. All homeowners with lead service lines are eligible for the grant funds – including owners of small multi-unit properties and those who do not reside in the home. For tenants or homeowners who are not able to complete a replacement at this time, free water filters are available to any household with a water sample that tests high for lead (above 10 ppb). Apply today at www.albanyny.gov/lead

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1. Where does my drinking water come from?
2. Who owns the water service leading to my house?
3. My water bill is higher than expected. What should I do?
4. Can I pay my bill online?
5. What is the oldest water main in the City?
6. Why do owners of vacant property still have to pay a water and sewer fee?
7. Is it true that the Albany Water Department is checking every water main in the City?
8. Why must we pay sewer charges as well as water charges?
9. My lawn was damaged during a water main break. Will you replace it?
10. Who repairs the sidewalks and driveways damaged during a water main break?
11. Why are there more water main breaks in the cold weather?
12. Can the public visit any of the Water Department facilities or reservoirs?
13. Many Capital District communities have water restrictions. How about Albany?
14. I have heard Albany water was judged the best in the State. Is that true?
15. Does the Albany Water Department protect the reservoirs and facilities from any potential threats?
16. Where does Six Mile Water Works get its name?
17. How do I know that water in my home is safe to drink?
18. Who should I contact if my water has a funny smell, taste, or appearance?
19. If my pressure is low, what do I do?
20. What are your hours?
21. I have lead pipes in my home, what do I do?