City of Janesville receives DNR grant to replace lead pipes

The Janesville Water Utility receives a DNR grant to cover the cost of replacing all of the remaining private lead water service laterals in the City.

Janesville Utility Director David Botts says the cost to replace a private lead water service lateral is up to $6000 and the grant will be invaluable to homeowners.

Botts says the City is in the process of sending letters to the approximately 260 homes in the City that still have lead water service laterals.