Lead Service Lateral

Lead Service Lateral Replacement Program

Sun Prairie Utilities has received funding from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to cover 100% of property owners’ costs for the replacement of lead and galvanized customer-side (owned by the property owner) laterals in the City of Sun Prairie during 2022. Residents with lead or galvanized service laterals should take this opportunity to eliminate lead contamination at no cost to themselves. Help Sun Prairie be Lead-Free by 2023!

How do I know if I have a lead lateral?

As outlined in the Lead Services Lateral Replacement Program (2020) Sun Prairie Utilities inspected properties to visually verify the lateral connection in homes built before 1940 (most often when replacing water meters.) Property owners were notified when lead laterals were found and given information on replacement and participation in financing programs. 

Where in Sun Prairie are the lead laterals being replaced?

Approximately 100 residences in Sun Prairie have been identified as having lead laterals or galvanized pipes with lead connections still as of January 2022. 

How do I schedule a lead lateral replacement service?

SPU is working closely with property owners to schedule replacements during 2022 while funding is in place to cover 100% of the property owners’ costs for the replacement of customer-side laterals. Help Sun Prairie be Lead-Free by 2023!

Homeowners should have received a letter identifying their property as having lead laterals or galvanized lateral pipes with possible lead soldering. For properties where laterals have not yet been completed, Sun Prairie Utilities has secured the services of a single contractor. Speedway Sand & Gravel will be completing lead lateral replacements on the remaining properties. To receive this fully funded replacement homeowners must complete the following steps:

  • Fill out, sign, and return the Replacement Authorization Form to Sun Prairie Utilities.
  • The awarded contractor will reach out to you to schedule the replacement when ready to begin. They will need access to the home, so an adult must be home to permit access.
  • SPU expects the contractor to complete work by November 1, 2022.
  • Once the work is completed SPU will make payment directly to the contractor.

Where can I get more information?

Email pblaterals@myspu.org or call (608) 837-3500 if you need assistance.

What paperwork do I need to submit to have my replacement costs covered?

Fill out, sign, and return the Replacement Authorization Form to Sun Prairie Utilities.

Additional Information:

WI DNR brochures:

Lead in Drinking Water

Copper in Drinking Water