Water Service Line Inventory

The City of Redwood Falls is working to complete an inventory of all service lines within the water system. The goal of the inventory is to identify the material type of each service line, with the ultimate goal to remove all lead service lines. This inventory is required by the US Environmental Protection Agency and is scheduled to be completed by May 31, 2024.

The type of water line material for every water line connection in the City will need to be reported. If we have not received a response from you, expect a knock on the door beginning in May. City Staff and Bolton & Menk Staff will be going door-to-door to complete the required EPA survey. Anybody not able to complete the survey will be listed as "Unknown" and treated as a lead service line needing replacement until confirmed otherwise.

While Redwood Falls treats and tests water to make sure that it is lead-free when it leaves the treatment facilities and travels through the water mains. Some older homes (built prior to 1986) in our community can have lead in service lines, household plumbing materials and faucets. The EPA is requiring all Cities to conduct this survey.
Lead presents health concerns for people of all ages, particularly pregnant women, infants, and young children. Ultimately, the best way to protect your household is by removing all potential sources of lead in your water service line and home.

For more information about lead in drinking water go to: www.health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/water/contaminants/lead.html


What is a service line?

A service line is the pipe connecting the water main to the interior plumbing in a building.  A lead service line is a service line made entirely or partially from lead.


Types of Water Pipes

You can identify your pipe material by checking your household water service connections inside your home, typically located in your basement. Use the guide below to determine your water pipe material.




Once you determine your pipe material, complete the survey found below. (If the City has recently installed a new smart water meter, you are exempt from completing this survey.  If you live in an apartment building you are also exempt.)

If you need help determining what type of pipe material you have, please fill out the form below and choose "Unknown/Please Contact" and someone will call you to set up a time to meet with you at your home.

The deadline for form submission is May 31, 2024. Anybody not able to complete the survey will be listed as "Unknown" and treated as a lead service line needing replacement until confirmed otherwise.

If you would like to submit a paper survey, click here to download the form. Please submit to City Hall by May 31, 2024.

Water Service Line Form

Your utility account number can be found in the upper right hand corner of your bill, or at the top of your utility bill email.
Pipe Line Type:(Required)
Max. file size: 50 MB.

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