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Advice on Replacing a Water Service Pipe Made of Lead

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“Dear PoPville,

My wife and I just bought a rowhouse that still has an older service pipe made of lead. We want to replace it before we move in. We know that there are options — contracting with DDOE’s approved list of contractors or finding our own contractor — and that we could coordinate with DC Water to do simultaneous public-side pipe replacement for either option. And, of course, there’s the option to do some advance digging ourselves to save money: our pipe is in the front and would require some excavation about 7 feet down and 15 feet long.

Might PoPville have any recommendations for which option to pursue or process suggestions in general? Fishing for lessons learned here.”

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