GILLETTE, Wyo. — Hundreds of residents will likely receive a survey in the mail as the city seeks to identify lead water service lines, according to the City of Gillette.
The surveys are part of a nationwide project initiated by the federal Lead and Copper Revised Rule passed in December 2021, which is intended to better protect communities from the risk of lead exposure in drinking water, per the city.
The LCRR requires an inventory of all pipe materials from water mains to privately owned homes and structures in addition to enhanced testing, the city says, adding that the rule provides for the removal and replacement of lead service lines.
According to a Nov. 28 release, the city does not own any lead service lines, and city records show there are very few private lead service lines in Gillette.
“Installation of lead service lines largely ended in the 1930s,” the city says. “As a result, surveys were mailed only to a portion of addresses with service lines installed before 1988. Additional homes falling in this category will have surveys mailed to them early next year.”
Completed surveys can be returned to the City Water Division, per the city.