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Utility Information

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) as well as the WI-DNR (Department of Natural Resources) requires that the City of Augusta inventory all customer-side water service material types to determine how many lead services we have in our system. Until this point, reporting has been voluntary, and data has been gathered by Augusta utility staff as they enter a home to replace a water meter. As of October 2024, we will be required to report this information to the WI-DNR and EPA. 

WHAT DOES A LEAD SERVICE LINE LOOK LIKE?

The picture below shows the different material types of water services. Galvanized and lead can look similar, but galvanized is magnetic. A magnet will adhere to a galvanized pipe but will not adhere to lead, plastic, or copper.

Lead is a dull gray metal that is soft enough to be easily scratched with a house key and a lead water service typically has an oval bulb. Please email a picture of your water service line prior to the water meter (see picture below) to [email protected]. If you are unsure or do not have the ability to send a picture, please call the Augusta Water Utility at (715) 286-2555 to schedule a home visit. The Augusta Water Utility will also be going door to door to collect this information. 

PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN YOUR EMAIL

Property Address

Material type (See picture above)

Build date of house

Do you use a water softener or filter system?

Date plumbing was installed

                    If you would like more information, go to https://www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/lead-and-copper-rule