Water Filters for Lead Removal
If you have identified your private service connection and believe it is lead, there are steps you can take to protect yourself from Lead in Drinking Water.
If you tried to identify the material of your private water service connection and are uncertain, contact a local plumbing company. In the meantime, you could be eligible for a water filter.
Am I eligible for a filter or a credit on my water bill?
All building owners within the City of Regina are eligible to receive a filter or a filter rebate, when one of the following are true:
- Records indicate that the building is served by a known City-owned lead service connection.
- Water quality testing done through the In-Home Point of Use Testing Program, Random Testing Study Program, or private testing results indicate lead levels above the current Health Canada Guidelines.
- The building has been confirmed by City of Regina employees to be serviced by a private lead service line.
Contact us online or call at 306-777-7000 for more information.
What kind of filter will I get?
There are several filters available that conform to the National Sanitation Foundation’s Standard 53 for lead reduction. We will provide a faucet-mounted filter to building owners meeting the criteria above. If your faucet does not allow for a mounted filter, then a countertop filter will be provided.
Could I purchase my own filter and get a rebate?
Yes. There are several kinds of filters available that conform to the National Sanitation Foundation’s Standard 53 for lead reduction. They can be:
- a pitcher style
- a pour-through container that is left in the fridge
- an attachment that is screwed on to the tap
- an on-counter unit that typically is plumbed to the tap
- a below counter system that usually requires the installation of a separate drinking water tap
Water filters that meet the required criteria may be reimbursed dating back to January 1, 2016.
How much are filters?
The price of filters vary based on type and features. The simplest and smallest pitcher-type system may cost anywhere from $20 to $100, while a complicated and extensive below counter system may cost in the range of $1,000.
Where can get I one?
Most home stores and super centres have some type of filter system available that conforms to the National Sanitation Foundation’s Standard 53 for lead reduction.
This includes Walmart, Canadian Tire, London Drugs, Lowes, Home Depot and others. Local water stores may have other devices. An extensive inventory is available online.
Ask store employees for further information.
How do I apply for a credit on my utility bill?
You can apply for the filter rebate, which is applied as a credit to your utility bill, by filling out and supplying the application form.
Can I get a cheque instead of a credit on my water bill?