The Town of Montreal West will grant a one-time rebate of $50 towards the purchase of water filters to every residential property at risk of having water service lines made of lead on the public side.

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.

  • Crestwood
  • Banstead
  • Sheraton (from Cote Saint Luc Road to #135/136)
  • Rugby
  • Smart
  • Radcliffe
  • Wolseley N
  • Brock N. (between Northview and Fielding)
  • Brock N. (between Curzon and Sherbrooke)
  • Ballantyne N.
  • Strathearn N. (between Northview and Nelson)
  • Strathearn N. (between Curzon and Milner)
  • Percival (between the cul-de-sac and Nelson)
  • Brock S. (between Avon and Courtney)
  • Brynmor
  • Easton (between the tracks and #52)
  • Broughton (between Ainslie and Fenwick)
  • Fenwick
  • Campbell
  • Ainslie (between Campbell and Fenwick)

Water filters that are eligible for this 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:

  • Pour-through pitcher/carafe: Water drips through a filter in a water pitcher using gravity.
  • Faucet mount: Mounts on kitchen faucet. Uses diverter to direct water through a filter.
  • Counter-top connected to sink faucet: Connects to existing sink faucet through a hose/tubing.
  • Refrigerator filter: Installed in the refrigerator and typically dispensed through the refrigerator door.

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.

How to apply for the rebate

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:

  • submission of a duly completed application form by the resident
  • submission of the receipt (signed) and Universal purchase code (barcode) showing purchase of an NSF-053 or NSF-058 certified water filter that reduces lead in drinking water
  • confirmation by the Town that the property is at risk of having lead on the public side


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.