Richmond residents have less than three more weeks to apply for grants of up to $2,500 to replace lead water service lines running from their homes to the city main water lines.
An initial deadline of April 6 has been extended to May 11 to give homeowners more time to apply and line up contractors to do the work. The water line replacement work has to be completed by June 30.
“The whole goal of the program is to get the lead out,” said Steve Pellei, division director of financial and construction assistance programs at the Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Drinking Water.
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