A report going to a City committee on Wednesday presents a series of options for replacing the approximately 3,600 lead water pipe connections in homes that can contribute to elevated lead levels in the drinking water of affected properties
The option being recommended is to start a fifteen year replacement program at a cost of $36 million.
The cost would be covered by the Utility Fund
The report also says the City will replace public connections but that the homeowner should replace their private connection with homeowners having 10 years to pay off the costs and have them put onto their property tax bill.
Approximately 95 per cent of water service connections in Regina are not lead.