Lead water pipe replacement could take 15 years, cost $36M: report

REGINA – A report by the City of Regina recommends a period of 15 years to replace all lead water pipes in Regina. This project is expected to cost around $ 36 million.

The Operations and Services Committee will review the report on Wednesday afternoon.

The report said all lines would be ready by 2036 if the committee and council approved the schedule. The costs would be covered by the pension fund.

It is also recommended that city residents replace their private plumbing as the city replaces the public ones, leaving the homeowner responsible for the cost.

The city estimates it will cost homeowners a total of $ 50 to 70 million.

The city recommends payment plan options for homeowners who have 10 years to pay the cost and have them put on property taxes.

There’s more to come.

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