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CHICAGO — Homeowners who wants to replace their lead service lines can apply for help from the city.
The city offers two programs, which are now accepting applications, to help people replace lead service lines. The programs were started last year as the city tries to remove lead water pipes to protect residents.
People who want to hire a contractor to remove their home’s lead service line can apply for the Homeowner-Initiated Program. If approved, the city will waive their permit fees, which could save them up to $3,100, and city crews will attach the new service line to the water main and give the homeowner a free water meter for the contractor to install, according to the city’s website.
Residents who apply to that program must have been planning to replace their lead service line independent of renovations to their home.
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