As part of the Private Lead Service Line Replacement Program, Louisville Water Company is focused on educating residents about lead awareness and providing financial assistance to residents seeking to replace lead service lines.

Why Do Lead Pipes Need to Be Replaced?

Louisville Water’s goal is to protect public health by maintaining good water quality and implementing corrosion control strategies. They are working to replace old lead pipes with copper pipes in the Louisville metropolitan area. Many homes built before the 1950s utilized lead plumbing which can allow lead to leach into drinking water. 

Lead is a toxic metal that can harm human health, even in small amounts. For this reason, ASI Plumbing and Louisville Water highly recommend that you replace this line.

Louisville Water has removed all public lead service lines as of 2020 and is one of the very few utilities in the country that has done so.

What Is the Private Lead Service Line Replacement Program for?

The Private Lead Service Line Replacement Program allows Louisville residents to replace their private outdoor lead service line. Louisville Water is offering to pay 50% of the cost for a licensed plumber to replace your private lead service line (up to $1,500). Typically outdoor service lines can be replaced for less than $3,000.

Residents who need assistance with any remaining costs are encouraged to apply to the Louisville Water Foundation grant program if eligibility requirements are met. 

How Do I Know If I Have a Private Lead Service Line?

Louisville Water has likely informed you through a letter that at least a portion of your private line contains lead pipes. The private lead line starts at the property line connection and ends at your home’s water shut-off valve and is the customer’s responsibility to replace it.

If you have already replaced your private service line, please let Louisville Water know so they can update their records. 

How Do I Apply?

Interested individuals wanting to take advantage of this program, please fill out this form and submit it to “Louisville Water Lead Project Manager” at

If you have any further questions, Louisville Water has answered common questions such as how long this project will take here

ASI Plumbing looks forward to helping you remove your private lead service line.