Lead Awareness

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Manitowoc Public Utilities is working tirelessly to keep our community safe and healthy. Here you will find information on lead pipes throughout our service area, frequently asked questions about lead pipes, and a loan assistance program to help you replace any lead pipes in your home.

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Let’s Get The Lead Out! Lead in Plumbing & Drinking Water Safety Lead testing completed by Manitowoc Public Utilities (MPU) has found lead levels in some homes above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) action limit. MPU continuously addresses this health concern and is committed to informing and educating its customers about lead. MPU began

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Lead Water Service Mapping

Click here to access a map of suspected lead services within the City of Manitowoc. Plumbers: Click here for LSL mapping information.

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How to Identify Your Water Service Material

The water serving your home typically enters your residence through your basement or crawl space. The meter service is generally within 5-10 feet of entering the home. Identify the type of pipe coming into the home/business through the wall or floor as either plastic, copper, galvanized steel or lead. If unable to visually determine the

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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

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