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Lead Awareness

2017 -2018 Lead Service Line (LSL) Replacement Update

Thank you for completing the Lead Service Line (LSL) survey. Manitowoc Public Utilities (MPU) is currently evaluating all submitted LSL surveys, in an effort to prioritize distribution of limited Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) funding.

Drinking Water Safety: Overview & Links

Let's Get The Lead Out!


Lead Risk Mitigation

There are several easy things you can do to reduce your exposure to lead in drinking water.  These actions are particularly important for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have children under the age of 6 living in your home.

Lead Service FAQ

The non-compliance of current lead regulations in Flint, Michigan in 2016 has raised concerns within the EPA and WDNR on lead water services.   In particular, it has been demonstrated that the potential for increased lead levels exist when fixing a leaking lead service or when only part of a lead water service is replaced.  Due to this experience in Flint, Michigan, the AWWA and several other organizations have issued policy statements that the goal of all water utilities must be to remove all lead material water service lines.  The WDNR has developed a pro-active approach and approved Principal Forgiveness (PF) funds for municipalities to replace customer-owned lead service lines (LSL) that will result in the complete replacement of the LSL.  MPU applied and qualified for principal forgiveness funding for 2017 and 2018.  Unfortunately, the WDNR no longer offers this type of LSL funding going forward.