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We only keep records about the type of material used for City-owned service connections. Unfortunately we do not have information of the materials used for privately-owned portion.

In Regina, lead service connections are usually found in older homes built before 1960.

How do I know if I have a lead service connection on the private side?
Lead service connections are generally greyish-black and easily dented. You can identify them by carefully scratching with a key. If the pipe is made of lead, the area you've scratched will turn a bright silver colour. Follow these easy steps to find out what material your private water service line is made from.

  • Galvanized piping can also be dull grey in colour. A strong magnet will typically cling to galvanized pipes but will not cling to lead pipes.
  • Lead service lines can be connected to the residential plumbing using solder and have a characteristic solder "bulb" at the end, a compression fitting, or other connector made of galvanized iron or brass/bronze.
  • Lead service lines can be connected to the residential plumbing using solder and have a characteristic solder "bulb" at the end, a compression fitting, or other connector made of galvanized iron or brass/bronze.

We do not have access to information about how many homes may have lead service connections on the private side of the property line. If you can not determine if you have a lead service connection, you can contact a licensed plumber. They can determine if your home has a lead service connection and whether lead solder or brass fittings are used.