City of Circleville Initiates Lead Pipe Replacement Program with State Grant

CIRCLEVILLE, May 14, 2024 – To address the pervasive problem of lead pipes in residential areas, the City of Circleville has launched a comprehensive initiative to be funded by a state grant. The aim of the project is to remove lead pipes from houses and thus ensure drinking water safety for all residents. However, they need your help to receive the grant.

Despite previous efforts, lead pipes may still exist on certain properties in Circleville, particularly those extending from homes (private pipes). Through a state grant, the city is committed to replacing these pipes at no cost to homeowners. The goal of this government program is to permanently eliminate the dangers associated with lead exposure in drinking water.

According to the City of Circleville's Utilities Operation Manager, the first phase of this ambitious project will begin on Walnut Street. Residents of the designated project area, which spans Walnut Street between Clinton St. and Washington St., are encouraged to express their support through written correspondence. “Any letters of support we receive will help us score higher and give us a better chance of receiving this much-needed Community Block Development Grant,” emphasized Brian Frost.

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During the pipe replacement along Walnut Street, the City will also conduct curb and roadway repairs to minimize disruption to residents and improve overall infrastructure.

Residents who would like to contribute letters of support can drop them off at 104 E. Franklin St or email the utilities department directly [email protected]. Your participation is critical to strengthening the city's financing offering and accelerating the important lead pipe replacement program.

The City of Circleville remains true to its commitment to protecting the health and well-being of its residents and is taking proactive steps to eliminate lead contamination in its water supply.

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