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Lead-Safe Water Guide brochure        Guía del agua sin peligro de plomo

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Know the sources of lead                                                                                                                                                    photo of Lead Service Line

Corrosion control reduces the risk of lead in water

Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home
Proteja a Su Familia Contra el Plomo en el Hogar 

Healthy Habits The only way to prevent lead poisoning is to keep children away from lead. But healthy habits like good eating, snacking and hand-washing can help reduce the risk of exposure.

The City of Milwaukee is making an investment in your health by implementing a program to systematically replace lead service lines throughout the city. There is an incentive plan to help Milwaukee residents replace their lead service lines as leaks in those service lines are found. Replacing a leaking lead service line is required and is in your best interest.

Read Milwaukee's program to replace lead service lines
Programa de reemplazo de la línea de servicio de plomo

No action is required of property owners with a lead service line that is not leaking or damaged. If you decide to replace your section of the lead service line, please obtain an estimate from a licensed plumber and notify Customer Service at (414) 286-2830. We will then replace the city-owned section of the lead service line.

Click here to learn how to test a service line to see if it is made of lead.

View photos of service lines.

FAQ: How we replace a lead service line

                                       Diagram o fWater Main and Service Line. Click to enlarge

Search our records to see if a property has a lead service line. If it does, it will be listed here. Of the 169,816 water services in Milwaukee, 74,125 have service lines made of lead, either the city-owned section from the main to the curb stop, the privately-owned section from curb stop to the meter, or both sections.

If an address has a meter installed and an active billing account and it is not listed here, the city-owned section of service line is made of copper. 

The water utility maintains records of the material from which the city-owned section of the service line is made but we do not have records of the material used for all of the privately-owned sections. In most cases, the material used on the private section is the same as the city section. However, a property owner may have replaced their section with copper and did not notify the utility. There is no requirement to do so.

We are reaching out to customers to collect this information, and we update the database as LSLs are replaced. If you replaced your section of lead service line with copper, please call Customer Service at (414) 286-2830 or email

The properties listed include those with a meter installed and an active billing account, as well as properties that may be vacant, have the water turned off, or may not have a meter.  
If your property is a corner lot, please contact Customer Service to verify the street address, account number and the service line material.

Map of Properties with Lead Service LineAddress beginning with North
(as in N. 50th St. or N. Booth St.)

Address beginning with East

Address beginning with West

Address beginning with South

Master List of all properties (A compilation of the four lists above in an Excel document)


Customer Service Center

Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway, Room 406
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Telephone  (414) 286-2830
24-Hour Control Center    (414) 286-3710
TDD   (414) 286-8801
Fax   (414) 286-5452
Email (non-emergency)  
News Media - Sandy Rusch Walton
  (414) 286-3261
U.S. Mail   P.O. Box 3268
 Milwaukee, WI 53201-3268

Milwaukee Health Department 
Lead Information Hotline

(414) 286-8800
Click here for information about filters available from the Milwaukee Health Department  

A Sept 2017 EPA report quantified and compared contributions of lead from air, soil/dust, water and food to children's blood lead levels.
Children living in older homes with lead-based paint hazards by far have the most exposure to lead. For 1 to 6 year olds in the top 90-100 percentile, more than 70% of the lead in their blood is from soil and dust. The contribution from food is 20% and drinking water is 10%. For infants, soil and dust contribute to 50% of the lead in blood, while 40% is from water and 10% from food. The EPA is now evaluating approaches to setting a health-based benchmark for lead in drinking water. 
Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home
Proteja a Su Familia Contra el Plomo en el Hogar 

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