Washington, DC

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“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I bought a 1918 rowhouse last year, which still has the original galvanized steel (not lead) water main. Over time, galvanized steel pipes corrode and weaken, so we need to replace the line before a leak springs.

The public water main on our street has already been replaced with copper by DC Water–good news, except it means we no longer have the option to buy into DC Water’s pipe replacement program.

We’re looking for recommendations for good and reasonable plumbers/contractors to replace a private side water line, outside of DC Water’s program. Thanks!”


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