Service Line Inventory

Water Service Line Inventory Survey

Water Service Line Inventory SurveyBlaine is taking action to keep our community safe by working to reduce lead exposure in the water system. The US Environmental Protection Agency requires municipalities to conduct an inventory of residential water service lines with the goal of reducing lead in the water system.

What is a service line?

The service line connects the watermain to the property. The property owner owns the part of the pipe that connects the home to the water shut-off valve, also known as a curb stop.

Why is lead a problem?

Lead can affect almost every organ and system in your body. Young children and infants are particularly vulnerable to lead. A dose of lead that would have little effect on an adult can have a significant effect on a child.

How does lead get into drinking water?

Lead can enter drinking water when pipes and plumbing fixtures that contain lead corrode, especially where the water has high acidity or low mineral contact.

Complete the Water Service Line Inventory Survey

Blaine residents are asked to complete the water service line survey by visiting BlaineMN.gov/WaterServiceLineSurvey or scanning the QR Code.

The survey will ask for contact information, pipe information, and a photo of the service line where it meets the water meter. The meter is usually found in the basement utility room, crawl space, or near an exterior tap. Please complete the survey as soon as possible.

Service Line Material Examples

Will always have a bulge.

leadpipe

Like a penny.

copper

Duller than copper.

brass

Could be white/black/blue.

plastic

Silverish w/o bulge.

galvanizedsteel
 
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