The buildings at risk of having a lead service entrance are those with fewer than eight units, built before 1970. This excludes roads that have been included in an infrastructure project since 1990 as well as properties for which the Town has conducted a water analysis test and whose results are within the recommended limit established by Health Canada.
Residents who live in a home with a risk of lead are advised to use a certified filtration device.
Here is a list of streets for which the infrastructure was redone since 2007 and there is a very low risk of finding lead service lines on the public side. Residents living on these streets are not eligible for the rebate program.
The rebate program applies to certified NSF/ANSI 53 or NSF/ANSI 58 filters for the removal of lead. Some packages don’t include the NSF 53 or 58 mention, you must however ensure that the filter is certified for the removal of lead.
Above the sink NSF-053 filters can be any of the following:
An under-sink system certified NSF-053 or NSF-058 which connects to the plumbing.
Here is a list of qualifying filters. They can be purchased in hardware stores, department stores and online.
To apply for the rebate, residents must fill out the application form either online or at Town Hall. The rebate can only be applied to purchases made from October 24, 2022 onward. A Town employee will follow up on your request by email.
Rebates will be processed following:
Consult the 2022-005 By-law creating a water filter rebate programme for more information.
The Lead in drinking water webpage may also have the answer to your question. You may also fill out the contact form at the bottom of that page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Here is a list of streets for which there is a very low risk of finding lead service lines on the public side.