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Posted on: August 31, 2023

CBPU to start proactive lead pipe replacement

Outside garden hose faucet dripping water

Coldwater, Mich. (31 Aug. 2023) - Starting in September, the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities (CBPU) will begin proactively replacing lead water service lines in the City of Coldwater. While the CBPU and the City of Coldwater have not had any issues with lead/copper during water quality testing, lead pipe replacement is occurring because the State of Michigan has made a rule to remove lead service lines and keep lead out of the water systems. Water utilities have until 2050 to complete the work. The work that the CBPU completes over the next 3 years is funded by a grant from the State of Michigan. The CBPU intends to finish lead pipe replacement by 2033. During this time, citizens can track the progress of proactive lead pipe replacement on the Lead Pipe Replacement dashboard. Additionally, the dashboard will show the general areas in the City of Coldwater that have lead service lines.


  • If you are a CBPU customer with a lead pipe, the CBPU will:
    • Replace the lead service line servicing your home (not within), from the water main to the curb box at the right of way.
    • Notify the homeowners a week before the work is to start by face-to-face or door hanger.
    • Shut your water off for approximately 1-2 hours while work is being completed.
    • Start work in Ward 1, and will then progress through the other wards. 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please call the CBPU's Water Treatment Plant at (517) 279-4805. Thank you. 

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